Sat, May 15|
How to be a Leader
Discover the wisdom of Plutarch and some classical wisdom on the evergreen art of leading well. Hosted by: Brendan - On a tireless quest to introduce hapless friends to ancient Greek essayists. Non-fiction (149 pages, 2 hours and 30 minutes on Audible).
Time & Location
May 15, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. MDT
About the Event
by Plutarch and Jeffrey Beneker
Hosted by Brendan - On a tireless quest to introduce hapless friends to ancient Greek essayists.
Non-fiction (149 pages, 2 hours and 30 minutes on Audible)
Description: When you look at the reading list of some of the leading lights of Western history—Shakespeare, Churchill, Emerson, Bacon, Milton, Hamilton, the litany could go on—you'll find an oft-repeated author: Plutarch. He is most famous for his book "Parallel Lives", biographies of some of the most famous figures in ancient Greece and Rome, books which Emerson called "a bible of heroes." Less well-known today, Plutarch's influence on English literature is hard to imagine. His biographies and other writings leverage the lived experiences of famous ancients to express ideas about living well, leading in politics, philosophy and more. In this illuminating compilation of Plutarch's essays, Jeffrey Beneker presents some of Plutarch's thinking on the nature of leadership. For any who aspire to lead more effectively and more humanely, the book presents ideas from one of the ancient world's most thoughtful and influential voices. But beyond that, the book will serve as an excellent introduction to Plutarch, who I think deserves a bit more attention from contemporary readers.
Intent of the session: To discover the wisdom of Plutarch and some classical wisdom on the evergreen art of leading well.Title (hyperlink to book to buy)
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