Excerpt from Selected Essays of Plutarch, Vol. 2: Translated With Introduction To four of the dialogues I have With some reluctance prefixed a short running analysis. It is always a pity to antici pate what the author puts clearly before us;l but there is here a real practical difficulty, even for a careful reader, in being sure who is the speaker for the time being; and as he is often introduced by the prouns I or he typo graphical device quite serves. The other dialogues seem to explain themselves sufficiently. There is attempt to supply a commentary; but it is hoped that the full index of proper names (which are very numerous) will enable a reader to dis tinguish those as to whom it is worth his while to inquire further from those who are only of passing interest. I have given here a good many references to other works of Plutarch, but more may usefully be sought, for instance in such an index as is appended to Clough's edition of the Lives. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.