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  1. Plutarch's Method of Work in the Roman Lives.Christopher Pelling - 1979 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 99:74-96.
  • Models of Education in Plutarch.Timothy E. Duff - 2008 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 128:1-26.
    This paper examines Plutarch's treatment of education in the Parallel Lives. Beginning with a close reading of Them. 2, it identifies two distinct ways in which Plutarch exploits the education of his subjects: in the first, a subject's attitude to education is used to illustrate a character presented as basically static (a 'static/illustrative' model); in the second, a subject's education is looked at in order to explain his adult character, and education is assumed to affect character (a 'developmental' model). These (...)
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  • Hellenic Culture and the Roman Heroes of Plutarch.Simon Swain - 1990 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 110:126-145.
  • Plutarch's Adaptation of His Source-Material.Christopher Pelling - 1980 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 100:127-140.
  • The Question of Character-Development: Plutarch and Tacitus.Christopher Gill - 1983 - Classical Quarterly 33 (2):469-487.
    It is often claimed that in the ancient world character was believed to be something fixed, given at birth and immutable during life. This belief is said to underlie the portrayal of individuals in ancient historiography and biography, particularly in the early Roman Empire; and tc constitute the chief point of difference in psychological assumptions between ancient and modern biography. In this article, I wish to examine the truth of these claims, with particular reference to Plutarch and Tacitus.
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  • Reviving Greco‚ÄźRoman Friendship: A Bibliographical Review.Heather Devere - 1999 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 2 (4):149-187.