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Ancient Greeks: Plutarch on Ailing Republics - Quotes | Ancient Greeks
Written by JoAnn Chateau

An imbalance between rich and poor
is the oldest and most fatal ailment
of all republics.

~ Plutarch

Plutarch, (born c. 45-50 bce—died c. 120-125 bce), was a Greek writer and philosopher. A prodigious and hugely influential writer, he is now most famous for his biographical works in his Parallel Lives which present an entertaining history of some of the most significant figures from antiquity.” ~ Ancient History Encyclopedia

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Human nature has not changed over the millennia.

The greed-need that leads to economic inequality is both a problem in the political sphere and a roadblock in our spiritual growth. In either situation, greed destroys peace.

The question is, do we learn from history?

Ancient Greek Wisdom  

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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