Pseudo-Plutarch


Pseudo-Plutarch

Pseudo-Plutarch is the conventional name given to the unknown authors of a number of pseudepigrapha attributed to Plutarch.

Some of these works were included in some editions of Plutarch's "Moralia". Among these are
*the "Lives of the Ten Orators" ("vitae decem oratorum", biographies of the Ten Orators of ancient Athens, based on Caecilius of Calacte), possibly deriving from a common source with the "Lives" of Photius.
*"The Doctrines of the Philosophers"
*"On Music"
*"Parallela Minora" [http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Plutarch/Moralia/Parallela_Minora*.html]
*"Pro nobilitate"
*"On Rivers"
*"De Homero"
*"De unius in re publica dominatione" is of uncertain authenticity.

These works date to slightly later than Plutarch, but they all date to Late Antiquity (3rd to 4th century AD).

One pseudepigraphal philosophical work, "De fato" (included in editions of Plutarch's "Moralia") is thought to be a second century Middle Platonic work.

Some works ascribed to Plutarch are likely of medieval origin, such as the letter to Trajan [http://www.utexas.edu/depts/classics/chaironeia/institutio.html]

Literature

*Aalders G. J. D. "Plutarch or Pseudo-Plutarch ? The authorship of De unius in re publica dominatione" Mnemosyne XXXV (1982) :72-83
*Boscherini, S. 1985 "A proposito della tradizione del Pro nobilitate pseudo-plutarcheo" in R. Cardini, E. Garin, L. C. Martinelli, G. Pascucci, eds., Tradizione classica e letteratura umanistica. Per Alessandro Perosa. Vol.I. II. (Humanistica.3.4.). (Roma): 651-660.
*Conti Bizzarro, Ferruccio "Note a Ps.-Plutarch. de musica" MCr 29 (1994): 259-261
*Hillgruber, Michael 1994 Die pseudoplutarchische Schrift De Homero. (Stuttgart).
*Jurado, E.A. Ramos 1990 "Quaestiones ps.-Plutarcheae" in Pérez Jimenez 1990: 123-126.
*Seeliger, Friedrich Konrad 1874 De Dionysio Halicarnassensi Plutarchi qui vulgo fertur in vitis decem oratorum auctore. Dissertation--Leipzig. (Budissae).
*Smith, Rebekah M. 1992 "Photius on the ten orators" GRBS 33: 159-189.
*Tieleman, Teun 1991 "Diogenes of Babylon and Stoic embryology: Ps. Plutarch, Plac. V 15.4 reconsidered." Mnemosyne 44: 106-125.

External links

* [http://www.utexas.edu/depts/classics/chaironeia/bibliography.html#pseudo Bibliography on Plutarch]


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