“But for the sake of some little mouthful of flesh, we deprive a soul of the sun and light and of that proportion of life and time it had been born into the world to enjoy.”
On the Eating of Flesh. - Moralia
“The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections.”
The Roman Republic.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsPlutarch
Occupation: Philosopher, biographer, essayist, priest, ambassador, magistrate
Bio: Plutarch then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, c. 46 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, essayist, and Middle Platonist known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.
Quote of the day
“What is Nature? An encyclopedical, systematic Index or Plan of our Spirit. Why will we content us with the mere catalogue of our Treasures? Let us contemplate them ourselves, and in all ways elaborate and use them.”