Judith Mossman, the editor of this volume, convened the
conference of the Internation Plutarch Society in Dublin in 1994.
She is also the author of Wild Justice: A study of Euripides' Hecuba
Plutarch's writings, for long treated in a fragmentary way as a
source for earlier periods, are now increasingly studied in their
own right. The thirteen original essays in this volume range over
Plutarch's relations with his contemporaries and his engagement
in philosophical debate, his views on social issues such as education
and gender, his modes of expression and his construction of argument.
Also treated here are Plutarch's understanding and use of his antecedents,
literary and historical, and the sophisticated techniques with which
he conveyed his own vision. It is a theme of the present book that
the writings of Plutarch should be seen as the product of a single,
extraordinarily capacious, intelligence.