In his political essays included in the corpus of the Moralia, Plutarch, in order to support what he is explaining, frequently uses anecdotes, exempla and metaphors. In the Praecepta gerenda rei publicae and in the An seni sit gerenda res publica, he uses again the metaphor of the ship, which is often recurring in the works of some ancient political authors, in order to support his ideas concerning the good governor. In this article I analyze how and when Plutarch uses this metaphor, what kind of political lexicon he refers to this image and who are the political authors that can be considered his sources.

La metafora della nave nei Praecepta gerendae rei publicae e nell'An seni sit gerenda res publica di Plutarco

CATANZARO, ANDREA
2007

Abstract

In his political essays included in the corpus of the Moralia, Plutarch, in order to support what he is explaining, frequently uses anecdotes, exempla and metaphors. In the Praecepta gerenda rei publicae and in the An seni sit gerenda res publica, he uses again the metaphor of the ship, which is often recurring in the works of some ancient political authors, in order to support his ideas concerning the good governor. In this article I analyze how and when Plutarch uses this metaphor, what kind of political lexicon he refers to this image and who are the political authors that can be considered his sources.
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