A Life Devoted to Plutarch: Philology, Philosophy, and Reception

Selected Essays by Paola Volpe Cacciatore

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Volume Editors: Serena Citro and Fabio Tanga
Philology, philosophy, commentary and reception in Plutarch's work are only some of the main topics discussed within a large academic output devoted to the writer of Chaeronea by Professor Paola Volpe Cacciatore. The volume is divided into four sections: Plutarchean Fragments, Quaestiones convivales, Religion & Philosophy, and Plutarch's Reception from Humanism to Modern Times. The eighteen studies collected in this volume, originally published in Italian and here translated into English, concern the Corpus Plutarcheum, including Table-Talks, De Iside et Osiride, the treatises against the Stoics, De genio Socratis, De liberis educandis, De musica, and some Plutarchean fragments. The volume is a tribute to celebrate the lifelong study of Plutarch's work by Professor Paola Volpe Cacciatore, one of the most remarkable Plutarchean scholars of the last decades.

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Paola Volpe Cacciatore is Professor of Greek Language and Literature at the University of Salerno and current President of the International Plutarch Society. The themes of her research concern Plutarch’s Moralia, Greek tragedy, reception of Plutarchean work in the Humanism, revival of tragedy in modern and contemporary age. Some of her latest publications are L’eredità di Plutarco. Ricerche e proposte (Napoli 2004); Plutarco. Frammenti (ed.) (Napoli 2007); Gli scritti di Plutarco: tradizione, traduzione, ricezione, commento. Atti del IX Convegno Internazionale della International Plutarch Society (G. Pace & P. V. eds.) (Napoli 2013); Il dolore di Fedra tra passato e presente (Trieste 2014).
Serena Citro (Ph.D. in Classical Philology and Research Assistant at the University of Salerno and Universidade de Coimbra) takes part in International Conferences on Ancient Greek Language and Literature and is currently involved in Academic Research Projects. She has published many papers on Plutarch, especially on Regum et imperatorum apophthegmata.
Fabio Tanga (Ph.D. in Classical Philology, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Adjunct Professor and Research Assistant at the University of Salerno and Universidad de Málaga) takes part in Academic Research Projects and International Conferences on Ancient Greek Literature. He has published the volume: Plutarco. La virtù delle donne (Mulierum virtutes). Introduzione, testo critico, traduzione italiana e note di commento. Boston/Leiden: Brill ("Brill's Plutarch Studies" 3) 2019.
Preliminary Note
Preface
Articles Included in This Book and Their Original Place of Publication

Introduction
Aurelio Pérez Jiménez

Part 1 Plutarch’s Fragments



1 Plutarch’s fr. 24 Sandbach

2 For the Understanding of a Lost Text

3 “Whatever Your Destiny, to Work Is Best:” Plutarch, fr. 44 Sandbach

4 Plutarch and the Commentary on Phaenomena of Aratus

5 The μεταβολή of the Soul (Frags. 177–178 Sandbach)

Part 2 Quaestiones convivales



6 Plutarch, Quaest. conv. 4.6: An Example of Religious Syncretism

7 “Cicalata sul fascino volgarmente detto jettatura:” Plutarch, Quaest. conv. 5.7

8 Plutarchus in Plutarcho: De primo frigido and Quaest. conv. 6.4–5

9 Quaest. conv. 6.8 on Bulimia: Plutarch’s Explanation for a Current Problem

Part 3 Religion & Philosophy



10 Plutarch’s δικαιοσύνη in the Writings against the Stoics

11 Is the God of the Stoics a Philanthropist?

12 Fate and Luck in Plutarch’s Works against the Stoics: An Unresolved Issue

13 The Justice of the Sage: Polemic of Plutarch against the Stoics

14 Plutarch’s De Iside et Osiride: A Reconciliation between Religion and Myth

Part 4 Plutarch’s Reception from Humanism to Modern Age



15 Reflections on the Translation of De liberis educandis by Guarino Guarini

16 The Latin Translation of De genio Socratis by Naogeorgus

17 Poetic Quotations in Humanistic Translations of De liberis educandis

18 “What Is the Best Music, Ancient or Modern?:” Pietro Metastasio and De musica

Bibliography
Curriculum Vitae of Paola Volpe Cacciatore
Bibliography of Paola Volpe Cacciatore
Index of Ancient Sources
Readers: Universities (Departments and Libraries), Institutes for Classical Studies, Institutes for Philosophy, Art & Archaeology Faculties, Public and Private Libraries, professors, scholars, specialists, post-graduate students.

Subject Areas: Classics, Greek and Latin Literature, Plutarch's work and thought, Classical Philology, Ancient Philosophy, Ancient Religion, Ancient History, Reception Studies, Humanism, Pedagogy, Comparative Studies, Anthropology, Christian Literature & Judaism, Musicology.