“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus and Numa Compared” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus and Numa Compared” by Plutarch 1 – Similar: Moderation, piety, talent for governing and educating, deriving laws from a divine source. Different: Numa accepted the role of king without asking for it, Lycurgus was given the role of king and resigned from it. Numa was made… Read more “The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus and Numa Compared” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Numa Pompilius” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Numa Pompilius” by Plutarch 1 – Not much about Numa’s family is well known. However, starting at Numa and going forward, the genealogy is fairly well known. It appears that the records on him were destroyed by attacks from Gaul and much of what cropped up afterwards… Read more “The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Numa Pompilius” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus” by Plutarch (75 AD)

“The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus” by Plutarch 1 – So much of what was floating around about Lycurgus is legend. They can’t even get the century right of when he was living. Plutarch’s sticking with the most consistent and logical accounts of what was said and written about him. Apparently he… Read more “The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans: Lycurgus” by Plutarch (75 AD)