saith he) I had rather a great deal, men should say, there was no such man at all, as Plutarch
, than that they should say, that there was one Plutarch
, that would eat his children as soon as they were born; as the poets speak of Saturn.
Critics from Plutarch downwards have almost unanimously rejected the lines 654-662, on the ground that Hesiod's Amphidamas is the hero of the Lelantine Wars between Chalcis and Eretria, whose death may be placed circa 705 B.
And there is nothing in the context to show that Hesiod's Amphidamas is to be identified with that Amphidamas whom Plutarch alone connects with the Lelantine War: the name may have been borne by an earlier Chalcidian, an ancestor, perhaps, of the person to whom Plutarch refers.
His body, cast into the sea, was brought to shore by dolphins and buried at Oenoe (or, according to Plutarch, at Ascra): at a later time his bones were removed to Orchomenus.
It is possible that the "Astronomy" or "Astrology" (as Plutarch calls it) was in turn appended to the "Divination".
This is definitely known to be true of the "Shield of Heracles", the first 53 lines of which belong to the fourth book of the "Catalogues", and almost certainly applies to other episodes, such as the "Suitors of Helen" (9), the "Daughters of Leucippus", and the "Marriage of Ceyx", which last Plutarch mentions as `interpolated in the works of Hesiod.
I learned from Werter's imaginations despondency and gloom, but Plutarch
taught me high thoughts; he elevated me above the wretched sphere of my own reflections, to admire and love the heroes of past ages.
Anna Pavlovna's circle on the contrary was enraptured by this enthusiasm and spoke of it as Plutarch
speaks of the deeds of the ancients.
But when Mary wrote a little book for her boys, called "Stories of Great Men, taken from Plutarch
," and had it printed and published by Gripp & Co.
Still, men of great intelligence, such as Plutarch
, Swedenborg, Bernardin de St.
The Wars of the Jews, likewise languishing under Mr Wegg's generalship, Mr Boffin arrived in another cab with Plutarch
: whose Lives he found in the sequel extremely entertaining, though he hoped Plutarch
might not expect him to believe them all.
And Solon, according to Plutarch
, was in a manner compelled, by the universal suffrage of his fellow-citizens, to take upon him the sole and absolute power of new-modeling the constitution.