All attempts to bribe him were unsuccessful, and Pyrrhus is said to have been so impressed that he released the prisoners without ransom (Plutarch, Pyrrhus, 18).
38; Plutarch, Theseus, Pausanias i.
This has been discredited because it is not mentioned by Polybius, Livy or Plutarch; but it is probable that Archimedes had constructed some such burning instrument, though the connexion of it with the destruction of the Roman fleet is more than doubtful.
When the third sacrifice came round Theseus volunteered to go, and with the help of Ariadne slew the Minotaur (Plutarch, Theseus, 15-19; Diod.
She was to a considerable extent selftaught; and her love of reading made her acquainted first with Plutarch - a passion for which author she continued to cherish throughout her life - thereafter with Bossuet, Massillon, and authors of a like stamp, and finally with Montesquieu, Voltaire and Rousseau.
63; Plutarch, Cimon, 16), but this story must be regarded as at least doubtful.
Polybius accuses Cleomenes of the murder, but Plutarch is probably right in saying that it was the work of those who had caused the death of Agis, and feared his brother's vengeance.
Plutarch, Cleomenes, i.
1; Plutarch, Otho.
The confused story of Philochorus and Plutarch, by which 4760 citizens were disfranchised or even sold into slavery in 445, when an Egyptian prince sent a largess of corn, may refer to a subsequent application of Pericles' law, though probably on a much milder scale than is here represented.
Plutarch (Pericles) gives many interesting details as to Pericles' personal bearing, home life, and patronage of art, literature and philosophy, derived in part from the old comic poets, Aristophanes, Cratinus, Eupolis, Hermippus, Plato and Teleclides; in part from the contemporary memoirs of Stesimbrotus and Ion of Chios.
(According to pseudo-Plutarch, de fort.
See Jugurtha; also Sallust, Jugurtha, 80-120; Plutarch, Marius, 8-32, Sulla, 3; A.
Also in particular Plutarch, Artax.
According to Plutarch he was made an object of attack by the political enemies of Pericles, and died in prison at Athens.
Plutarch gives in his life of Pericles a charming account of the vast artistic activity which went on at Athens while that statesman was in power.
"In all these works," says Plutarch, "Pheidias was the adviser and overseer of Pericles."
If Plutarch tells us that he superintended the great works of Pericles on the Acropolis, this phrase is very vague.
P. 609; Plutarch, Sulla, 26).
55-63; Plutarch, Pompey, 25.48; Josephus, Antiq.
This history, in the composition of which Pollio received assistance from the grammarian Ateius Praetextatus, was used as an authority by Plutarch and Appian (Horace, Odes, ii.
See Plutarch, Caesar.
There is more than one meaning of Plutarch discussed in the 1911 Encyclopedia.
2, Brutus, 67; Plutarch, Cicero, 9).
Plutarch (Symp. iv.
305, notes), was fascinated by the philosophy he taught, assumed the dress of his sect, and ultimately abandoned rhetoric and poetry for philosophy and law, having among his teachers of the one Sextus of Chaeronea, grandson of Plutarch, and later Q.
He was a friend of Cicero, to whom he gave his support at the time of the Catilinarian conspiracy (Plutarch, Cicero, 20; Cicero„ Pro Sull y, xiv.
The ancient authorities for Sulla and his time are his Life by Plutarch (who made use of the Memoirs); Appian, Bell.
In Sparta children were flogged before the altar of Artemis Orthia till the blood flowed (Plutarch, Instit.
The priests of Cybele, or archigalli, submitted to the discipline in the temple of the goddess (Plutarch, Adv.
126, 127, 133; Plato, Cratylus, 402 A and Theaetetus, 152 E; Plutarch, Isis and Osiris, 45, 48; Arist.
According to Plutarch, he attempted to break the power of Corinth, by requesting the Corinthians to send him 1000 of their picked youths, ostensibly to aid him in war, his real intention being to put them to death; but the plot was revealed.
9, 17-19; Plutarch, Lycurgus, 5, 26; G.
Plutarch (Cicero, 5) mentions it as reported of Aesopus, that, while representing Atreus deliberating how he should revenge himself on Thyestes, the actor forgot himself so far in the heat of action that with his truncheon he struck and killed one of the servants crossing the stage.
4; Plutarch, Camillus.
(For the theory based on Plutarch, Aristid.
Pol.), 22-24, 41; Plutarch, Aristides; Cornelius Nepos, Vita Aristidis.
In the absence of positive information the 4th-century writers (on whom Plutarch and Nepos mainly rely) seized upon his surname of "Just," and wove round it a number of anecdotes more picturesque than historical.
Plutarch speaks of his intercourse with the deity, and compares him with Lycurgus and Numa (Numa, 4).
Plutarch, drawing partly on Theopompus, speaks of his religion in his Isis and Osiris (cc. 46-47).
He adopted 4 the Persian garb (Plutarch, de fort.
Plutarch, Theseus; Pausanias i.