Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021
Articoli

I figli di Plutarco

Published June 21, 2021
Keywords
  • Plutarch,
  • his children,
  • Autobulus,
  • Chaeron,
  • Plutarch jr,
  • Soclarus,
  • Timoxena jr
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Abstract

The correct interpretation of the first chapters of the Consolatio uxoris allows to ascertain that Plutarch’s wife had first a miscarriage, then four sons (one of whom, named Chaeron, died as a child), and finally a daughter (named Timoxena after herself), who only lived to be two years old. Plutarch’s few mentions of his sons (in the QC, in De E apud Delphos and other works) – together with the evidence gathered from some inscriptions – allow us to determine the order and chronology of his five children with some degree of confidence.