Complete Works of Plutarch — Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies
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Complete Works of Plutarch — Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies

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  • ESSAYS and MISCELLANIES
  • The Complete Works Volume 3
  • PHILOSOPHICAL ESSAYS
  • THAT A PHILOSOPHER OUGHT CHIEFLY TO CONVERSE WITH GREAT MEN.
  • SENTIMENTS CONCERNING NATURE WITH WHICH PHILOSOPHERS WERE DELIGHTED
  • BOOK I.
  • CHAPTER I. WHAT IS NATURE?
  • CHAPTER II. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRINCIPLE AND AN ELEMENT?
  • CHAPTER III. WHAT ARE PRINCIPLES?
  • CHAPTER IV. HOW WAS THIS WORLD COMPOSED IN THAT ORDER AND AFTER THAT MANNER IT IS?
  • CHAPTER V. WHETHER THE UNIVERSE IS ONE SINGLE THING.
    • The Stoics pronounce that the world is one thing, and this they say is the universe and is corporeal.
  • CHAPTER VI. WHENCE DID MEN OBTAIN THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE EXISTENCE AND ESSENCE OF A DEITY?
  • CHAPTER VII. WHAT IS GOD?
  • CHAPTER VIII. OF THOSE THAT ARE CALLED GENIUSES AND HEROES
  • CHAPTER IX. OF MATTER.
    • Matter is that first being which is substrate for generation, corruption, and all other alterations.
  • CHAPTER X. OF IDEAS.
    • An idea is a being incorporeal, not subsisting by itself, but gives figure unto shapeless matter, and becomes the cause of its phenomena.
  • CHAPTER XI. OF CAUSES.
    • A cause is that by which anything is produced, or by which anything is effected.
  • CHAPTER XII. OF BODIES.
  • CHAPTER XIII. OF THOSE THINGS THAT ARE LEAST IN NATURE.
  • CHAPTER XIV. OF FIGURES.
    • A figure is the exterior appearance, the circumscription, and the boundary of a body.
  • CHAPTER XV. OF COLORS.
    • Color is the visible quality of a body.
  • CHAPTER XVI. OF THE DIVISION OF BODIES.
  • CHAPTER XVII. HOW BODIES ARE MIXED AND CONTEMPERATED ONE WITH ANOTHER.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. OF A VACUUM.
  • CHAPTER XIX. OF PLACE.
  • CHAPTER XX. OF SPACE.
  • CHAPTER XXI. OF TIME.
  • CHAPTER XXII. OF THE SUBSTANCE AND NATURE OF TIME.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. OF MOTION.
  • CHAPTER XXIV. OF GENERATION AND CORRUPTION.
  • CHAPTER XXV. OF NECESSITY.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. OF THE NATURE OF NECESSITY.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. OF DESTINY OR FATE.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. OF THE NATURE OF FATE.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. OF FORTUNE.
  • CHAPTER XXX. OF NATURE.
  • BOOK II.
  • CHAPTER I. OF THE WORLD.
  • CHAPTER II. OF THE FIGURE OF THE WORLD.
  • CHAPTER III. WHETHER THE WORLD BE AN ANIMAL.
  • CHAPTER IV. WHETHER THE WORLD IS ETERNAL AND INCORRUPTIBLE.
  • CHAPTER V. WHENCE DOES THE WORLD RECEIVE ITS NUTRIMENT?
  • CHAPTER VI. FROM WHAT ELEMENT GOD DID BEGIN TO RAISE THE FABRIC OF THE WORLD.
  • CHAPTER VII. IN WHAT FORM AND ORDER THE WORLD WAS COMPOSED.
  • CHAPTER VIII. WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF THE WORLD'S INCLINATION.
  • CHAPTER IX. OF THAT THING WHICH IS BEYOND THE WORLD, AND WHETHER IT BE A VACUUM OR NOT.
  • CHAPTER X. WHAT PARTS OF THE WORLD ARE ON THE RIGHT HAND, AND WHAT ON THE LEFT.
  • CHAPTER XI. OF HEAVEN, WHAT IS ITS NATURE AND ESSENCE.
  • CHAPTER XII. INTO HOW MANY CIRCLES IS THE HEAVEN DISTINGUISHED; OR, OF THE DIVISION OF HEAVEN.
  • CHAPTER XIII. WHAT IS THE ESSENCE OF THE STARS, AND HOW THEY ARE COMPOSED.
  • CHAPTER XIV. OF WHAT FIGURE THE STARS ARE.
  • CHAPTER XV. OF THE ORDER AND PLACE OF THE STARS.
  • CHAPTER XVI. OF THE MOTION AND CIRCULATION OF THE STARS.
  • CHAPTER XVII. WHENCE DO THE STARS RECEIVE THEIR LIGHT?
  • CHAPTER XVIII. WHAT ARE THOSE STARS WHICH ARE CALLED THE DIOSCURI, THE TWINS, OR CASTOR AND POLLUX?
  • CHAPTER XIX. HOW STARS PROGNOSTICATE, AND WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF WINTER AND SUMMER.
  • CHAPTER XX. OF THE ESSENCE OF THE SUN.
  • CHAPTER XXI. OF THE MAGNITUDE OF THE SUN.
  • CHAPTER XXII. WHAT IS THE FIGURE OR SHAPE OF THE SUN.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. OF THE TURNING AND RETURNING OF THE STARS, OR THE SUMMER AND WINTER SOLSTICE.
  • CHAPTER XXIV. OF THE ECLIPSE OF THE SUN.
  • CHAPTER XXV. OF THE ESSENCE OF THE MOON.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. OF THE SIZE OF THE MOON.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. OF THE FIGURE OF THE MOON.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. FROM WHENCE IS IT THAT THE MOON RECEIVES HER LIGHT?
  • CHAPTER XXIX. OF THE ECLIPSE OF THE MOON.
  • CHAPTER XXX. OF THE PHASES OF THE MOON, OR THE LUNAR ASPECTS; OR HOW IT COMES TO PASS THAT THE MOON APPEARS TO US TERRESTRIAL.
  • CHAPTER XXXI. HOW FAR THE MOON IS REMOVED FROM THE SUN.
  • CHAPTER XXXII. OF THE YEAR, AND HOW MANY CIRCULATIONS MAKE UP THE GREAT YEAR OF EVERY PLANET.
  • BOOK III.
  • CHAPTER I. OF THE GALAXY, OR THE MILKY WAY.
  • CHAPTER II. OF COMETS AND SHOOTING FIRES, AND THOSE WHICH RESEMBLE BEAMS.
  • CHAPTER III. OF VIOLENT ERUPTION OF FIRE OUT OF THE CLOUDS. OF LIGHTNING. OF THUNDER. OF HURRICANES. OF WHIRLWINDS.
  • CHAPTER IV. OF CLOUDS, RAIN, SNOW, AND HAIL.
  • CHAPTER V. OF THE RAINBOW.
  • CHAPTER VI. OF METEORS WHICH RESEMBLE RODS, OR OF RODS.
  • CHAPTER VII. OF WINDS.
  • CHAPTER VIII. OF WINTER AND SUMMER.
  • CHAPTER IX. OF THE EARTH, WHAT IS ITS NATURE AND MAGNITUDE.
  • CHAPTER X. OF THE FIGURE OF THE EARTH.
  • CHAPTER XI. OF THE SITE AND POSITION OF THE EARTH.
  • CHAPTER XII. OF THE INCLINATION OF THE EARTH.
  • CHAPTER XIII. OF THE MOTION OF THE EARTH.
  • CHAPTER XIV. INTO HOW MANY ZONES IS THE EARTH DIVIDED?
  • CHAPTER XV. OF EARTHQUAKES.
  • CHAPTER XVI. OF THE SEA, AND HOW IT IS COMPOSED, AND HOW IT BECOMES TO THE TASTE BITTER.
  • CHAPTER XVII. OF TIDES, OR OF THE EBBING AND FLOWING OF THE SEA.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. OF THE AUREA, OR A CIRCLE ABOUT A STAR.
  • BOOK IV.
    • Having taken a survey of the general parts of the world, I will take a view of the particular members of it.
  • CHAPTER I. OF THE OVERFLOWING OF THE NILE.
  • CHAPTER II. OF THE SOUL.
  • CHAPTER III. WHETHER THE SOUL BE A BODY, AND WHAT IS THE NATURE AND ESSENCE OF IT.
  • CHAPTER IV. OF THE PARTS OF THE SOUL.
  • CHAPTER V. WHAT IS THE PRINCIPAL PART OF THE SOUL, AND IN WHAT PART OF THE BODY IT RESIDES.
  • CHAPTER VI. OF THE MOTION OF THE SOUL.
  • CHAPTER VII. OF THE SOUL'S IMMORTALITY.
  • CHAPTER VIII. OF THE SENSES, AND OF THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE OBJECTS OF THE SENSES,
  • CHAPTER IX. WHETHER WHAT APPEARS TO OUR SENSES AND IMAGINATIONS BE TRUE OR NOT.
  • CHAPTER X. HOW MANY SENSES ARE THERE?
  • CHAPTER XI. HOW THE ACTIONS OF THE SENSES, THE CONCEPTIONS OF OUR MINDS, AND THE HABIT OF OUR REASON ARE FORMED.
  • CHAPTER XII. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN IMAGINATION [GREEK OMITTED], THE IMAGINABLE [GREEK OMITTED], FANCY [GREEK OMITTED], AND PHANTOM [GREEK
  • CHAPTER XIII. OF OUR SIGHT, AND BY WHAT MEANS WE SEE.
  • CHAPTER XIV. OF THOSE IMAGES WHICH ARE PRESENTED TO OUR EYES IN MIRRORS.
  • CHAPTER XV. WHETHER DARKNESS CAN BE VISIBLE TO US.
  • CHAPTER XVI. OF HEARING.
  • CHAPTER XVII. OF SMELLING.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. OF TASTE.
  • CHAPTER XIX. OF THE VOICE.
  • CHAPTER XX. WHETHER THE VOICE IS INCORPOREAL. WHAT IS IT THAT THE GIVES ECHO?
  • CHAPTER XXI. BY WHAT MEANS THE SOUL IS SENSIBLE, AND WHAT IS THE PRINCIPAL AND COMMANDING PART OF IT.
  • CHAPTER XXII. OF RESPIRATION OR BREATHING.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. OF THE PASSIONS OF THE BODY, AND WHETHER THE SOUL HATH A SYMPATHETICAL CONDOLENCY WITH IT.
  • BOOK V
  • CHAPTER I. OF DIVINATION.
  • CHAPTER II. WHENCE DREAMS DO ARISE.
  • CHAPTER III. OF THE NATURE OF GENERATIVE SEED.
  • CHAPTER IV. WHETHER THE SPERM BE A BODY.
  • CHAPTER V. WHETHER WOMEN DO GIVE A SPERMATIC EMISSION AS MEN DO.
  • CHAPTER VI. HOW IT IS THAT CONCEPTIONS ARE MADE.
  • CHAPTER VII. AFTER WHAT MANNER MALES AND FEMALES ARE GENERATED.
  • CHAPTER VIII. BY WHAT MEANS IT IS THAT MONSTROUS BIRTHS ARE EFFECTED.
  • CHAPTER IX. HOW IT COMES TO PASS THAT A WOMAN'S TOO FREQUENT CONVERSATION WITH A MAN HINDERS CONCEPTION.
  • CHAPTER X. WHENCE IT IS THAT ONE BIRTH GIVES TWO OR THREE CHILDREN.
  • CHAPTER XI. WHENCE IT IS THAT CHILDREN REPRESENT THEIR PARENTS AND PROGENITORS.
  • CHAPTER XII. HOW IT COMES TO PASS THAT CHILDREN HAVE A GREATER SIMILITUDE WITH STRANGERS THAN WITH THEIR PARENTS.
  • CHAPTER XIII. WHENCE ARISETH BARRENNESS IN WOMEN, AND IMPOTENCY IN MEN?
  • CHAPTER XIV. HOW IT ARISES THAT MULES ARE BARREN.
  • CHAPTER XV. WHETHER THE INFANT IN THE MOTHER'S WOMB BE AN ANIMAL.
  • CHAPTER XVI. HOW EMBRYOS ARE NOURISHED, OR HOW THE INFANT IN THE BELLY RECEIVES ITS ALIMENT.
  • CHAPTER XVII. WHAT PART OF THE BODY IS FIRST FORMED IN THE WOMB.
  • CHAPTER XVIII. WHENCE IS IT THAT INFANTS BORN IN THE SEVENTH MONTH ARE BORN ALIVE.
  • CHAPTER XIX. OF THE GENERATION OF ANIMALS, HOW ANIMALS ARE BEGOTTEN, AND WHETHER THEY ARE OBNOXIOUS TO CORRUPTION.
  • CHAPTER XX. HOW MANY SPECIES OF ANIMALS THERE ARE, AND WHETHER ALL ANIMALS HAVE THE ENDOWMENTS OF SENSE AND REASON.
  • CHAPTER XXI. WHAT TIME IS REQUIRED TO SHAPE THE PARTS OF ANIMALS IN THE WOMB.
  • CHAPTER XXII. OF WHAT ELEMENTS EACH OF THE MEMBERS OF US MEN IS COMPOSED.
  • CHAPTER XXIII. WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF SLEEP AND DEATH?
  • CHAPTER XXIV. WHEN AND FROM WHENCE THE PERFECTION OF A MAN COMMENCES.
  • CHAPTER XXV. WHETHER SLEEP OR DEATH APPERTAINS TO THE SOUL OR BODY.
  • CHAPTER XXVI. HOW PLANTS INCREASE.
  • CHAPTER XXVII. OF NUTRITION AND GROWTH.
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. WHENCE IT IS THAT IN ANIMALS THERE ARE APPETITES AND PLEASURES.
  • CHAPTER XXIX. WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF A FEVER, OR WHETHER IT IS AN AFFECTION OF THE BODY ANNEXED TO A PRIMARY PASSION
  • CHAPTER XXX. OF HEALTH, SICKNESS, AND OLD AGE.
  • ABSTRACT OF A DISCOURSE SHOWING THAT THE STOICS SPEAK GREATER IMPROBABILITIES THAN THE POETS.
    • Pinder's Caeneus hath been taken to task by several, for being improbably feigned, impenetrable by steel and impassible in his body, and so
  • SYMPOSIACS.
  • BOOK 1.
  • BOOK II.
  • BOOK III
  • BOOK IV.
  • BOOK V.
    • What is your opinion at present, Sossius Senecio, of the pleasures of mind and body, is not evident to me;
  • BOOK VI.
  • BOOK VII.
  • BOOK VIII.
  • BOOK IX
  • COMMON CONCEPTIONS AGAINST THE STOICS.
    • LAMPRIAS, DIADUMENUS
  • CONTRADICTIONS OF THE STOICS.
  • THE EATING OF FLESH.
  • CONCERNING FATE.
  • AGAINST COLOTES, THE DISCIPLE AND FAVORITE OF EPICURUS.
  • PLATONIC QUESTIONS.
  • LITERARY ESSAYS.
    • THE LIFE AND POETRY OF HOMER
  • THE BANQUET OF THE SEVEN WISE MEN.
    • THE SEVEN,—SOLON, DIAS, THALES, ANACHARSIS, CLEOBULUS, PITTACUS, CHILO.
  • ABSTRACT OF A COMPARISON BETWEEN ARISTOPHANE AND MENANDER
  • THE MALICE OF HERODOTUS.
  • INDEX.
    • Abuse of and by one's enemies.
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