Duff, "The Structure of the Plutarchan
Book," Classical Antiquity 30, 2011, 213-78, who divides the schema into four sections.
Virtues for the People: Aspects of Plutarchan
Ethics, Leuven, 59-82.
The topics include Plutarchan
prosopography: the cursus honorum, Tacitus on trial, the restoration of order after mutinies and indiscipline, a critical reappraisal of Dio Chrysostom as a local politician, the meaning of dioceses and their borders in the fourth century AD, the provinces and worldview of Velleius Paterculus, using sundials, and the healing springs of Latium and Etruria.
49) Hardy has given the daughters names (which they do not have in the Plutarchan
source) and voices.
Part One (Chapters 2-4) explores Bruni's early forays into history writing: his interest in Plutarchan
biography informs the comparative analysis between the ancients and the moderns.
Perhaps partly because animals were seen to be exemplars of health in the Plutarchan
tradition, possessing a kind of natural medicine in their bodies, they came to represent a medical resource, what twenty-first-century terminology calls pharmazooticals, that is, medicine derived from animal bodies.
It would seem, therefore, that Shakespeare has more or less juxtaposed in the same scene the two classical responses to exile as described at the beginning of this article: the Ovidian and the Plutarchan
The Lavinia in this story is, however, vaguely analogous to Artemisia, insofar as there is a shred of evidence placing her definitively on the map of Plutarchan
history of people and events.
Virtues for the people; aspects of Plutarchan
But as Caracalla and Domitian were parallel tyrants, (40) the plays, looked at side-by-side, appear as parallel lives in the Plutarchan
sense: biographies of persons so similar that it is instructive to note their differences.
In context with Ovid, and with the Plutarchan
and Apuleian versions of Isiac myth, Britomart's accumulation of creative power at the Church of Isis in canto 7 illustrates Spenser's "metamorphoses" in his representation of the sexual origins of generation.
On the importance of reading the Lives in pairs, see Duff: "no one Life can be understood without its partner, and without the other components--prologue and comparison--which go to make up a whole Plutarchan