• Death is not the End: Spousal Devotion in Plutarch’s Portraits of Camma, Porcia, and Cornelia

    Author(s):
    Jeffrey Beneker (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Ancient Greece & Rome
    Subject(s):
    Classical literature, Greek literature, Greece, History, Ancient
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Classical Greek literature, Ancient Greek history
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/rcbj-7h85
    Abstract:
    In this chapter, I discuss one particular virtue of women as it is narrated by Plutarch, that of moderation (sophrosyne), and how it manifests itself in a wife’s devotion to her husband. I focus on three characters who appear in Plutarch's works, Camma (in Dialogue on Love and Virtues of Women), Cornelia (in the Lives of Brutus and Cato Minor), and Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi (in Lives of the Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus).
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