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Plato: Extreme Liberty and the Road to Tyranny

DAILY DABBLE IN THE CLASSICS, PLATO Tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most...

Xenophon—Œconomick: IV

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. But I do not pretend that it can be learnt by...

Xenophon—Œconomick: III

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. I cannot exempt myself from the Calumnies of many of my Countrymen:...

Xenophon—Œconomick: II

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. To have an Eye over those, whose Business lies within Doors; and...

Xenophon—Œconomick: I

Western Thought Xenophon—a student of Socrates—writes the first work on the study of economics. We agreed in the first Place, said Socrates, that Oeconomy is the...

Plutarch’s Morals: On Moral Virtue

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “On Moral Virtue”, 75 A.C.E. § i. I propose to discuss what is called and appears to be moral...

Plutarch’s Morals: On Virtue And Vice

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “Virtue and Vice”, 75 A.C.E. § i. Clothes seem to warm a man, not by throwing out heat themselves...

Plutarch’s Morals: That Virtue May Be Taught

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “That Virtue May Be Taught”, 75 A.C.E. § i. As to virtue we deliberate and dispute whether good sense,...

Plutarch’s Morals: Consolatory Letter To His Wife

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “ Consolatory Lettter To His Wife”, 75 A.C.E. § i. Plutarch to his wife sends greeting. The messenger that you sent...

Plutarch’s Morals: Conjugal Precepts

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “Conjugal Precepts: Greeting To Pollianus And Eurydice.”, 75 A.C.E. After the customary marriage rites, by which, the Priestess of...

Plutarch’s Morals: On Love

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “On Love”, 75 A.C.E. Flavianus And Autobulus, The Openers Of The Dialogue, Are Brothers. The Other Speakers Are Their...

Plutarch’s Morals: On Love To One’s Offspring

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: II “On Love To One's Offspring”, 75 A.C.E. § i. Appeals to foreign law-courts were first devised among the...

Plutarch’s Morals: On Education

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch's Morals: “On Education”, 75 A.C.E. § i. Come let us consider what one might say on the education of free...

Plutarch: Otho

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Otho”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. The new emperor went early in the morning to the capitol, and sacrificed; and, having...

Plutarch: Galba

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Galba”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. Iphicrates the Athenian used to say that it is best to have a mercenary soldier...

Plutarch: Artaxerxes

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Artaxerxes”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. The first Artaxerxes, among all the kings of Persia the most remarkable for a gentle...

Plutarch: Aratus

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Aratus”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. The philosopher Chrysippus, O Polycrates, quotes an ancient proverb, not as really it should be,...

Ancient Philosophers: The Doctrine of Socrates, Ethics

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. V. The Doctrine of Socrates: Ethics In...

Plutarch: Comparison of Dion and Brutus

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Comparison of Dion and Brutus”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. There are noble points in abundance in the characters of these...

Ancient Philosophers: The Doctrine of Socrates, Concepts

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. IV. The Doctrine of Socrates, Concepts The...

Ancient Philosophers: The Philosophy of Socrates, His Life

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. The Philosophy of Socrates: Live...

Plutarch: Marcus Brutus

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Marcus Brutus”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. Marcus Brutus was descended from that Junius Brutus to whom the ancient Romans erected...

Power Against People: A Christian Critique of the State

BY PHILIP VANDER ELST Introduction Ever since that period in European history known as the ‘18th century Enlightenment,’ the idea has firmly taken root in Western...

Plutarch: Dion

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Dion”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. If it be true, Sosius Senecio, that, as Simonides tells us— “Of the Corinthians Troy does...

Ancient Philosophers: Socrates, General Notions

Classic Philosophers: The Great Thinkers of the Western World ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS: THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE ANCIENT WORLD by Jonathan Dolhenty, Ph.D. I. The Philosophy of Socrates: General...

Plutarch: Comparison of Demetrius and Antony

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Comparison of Demetrius and Antony”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. As both are great examples of the vicissitudes of fortune, let...

Plutarch: Antony

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Antony”, Plutarch’s Lives, 75 A.C.E. The grandfather of Antony was the famous pleader, whom Marius put to death for having...

Plutarch: Demetrius

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Demetrius”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. Ingenious men have long observed a resemblance between the arts and the bodily senses. And...

Plutarch: Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. These are the most memorable circumstances recorded in history of Demosthenes...

Plutarch: Cicero

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Cicero”, Plutarch's "Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans," 75 A.C.E. It is generally said, that Helvia, the mother of...

Plutarch: Demosthenes

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Demosthenes”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E.     Whoever it was, Sosius, that wrote the poem in honor of Alcibiades, upon his winning...

Comparison of Tiberius and Caius Gracchus with Agis and Cleomenes

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Comparison of Tiberius and Caius Gracchus with Agis and Cleomenes”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. Having given an account severally of...

Plutarch: Caius Gracchus

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Caius Gracchus”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. Caius Gracchus, at first, either for fear of his brother’s enemies, or designing to...

Plutarch: Tiberius Gracchus

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Tiberius Gracchus”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. Having completed the first two narratives, we now may proceed to take a view...

Plutarch: Cleomenes

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Cleomenes”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. Thus fell Agis. His brother Archidamus was too quick for Leonidas, and saved himself by...

Plutarch: Agis

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Agis”, 75 A.C.E. The fable of Ixion, who, embracing a cloud instead of Juno, begot the Centaurs, has been ingeniously...

Plutarch: Cato the Younger

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Cato, the Younger”, 75 A.C.E. THE FAMILY of Cato derived its first luster from his great-grandfather Cato, whose virtue gained...

Plutarch: Phocion

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Phocion”, 75 A.C.E. Demades, the orator, when in the height of the power which he obtained at Athens by advising...

Plutarch: Caesar

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Caesar”, 75 A.C.E. After Sylla became master of Rome, he wished to make Cæsar put away his wife Cornelia, daughter...

Plutarch: Alexander

The Moral Liberal, Classics Library Plutarch: “Alexander”, Plutarch's Lives, 75 A.C.E. It being my purpose to write the lives of Alexander the king, and of Cæsar,...