JoAnn Chateau

Ancient Greeks: Plutarch on Friendship

Prosperity is no just scale;
adversity is the only balance to weigh friends.
~ 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

READ MORE: Plutarch | Ancient History Encyclopedia


Human nature has not changed over the millennia.

Like babies fascinated by shiny baubles, people are quite impressed by money. But a friend’s (or politician’s) good character is ultimately much more important.

The question is, do we learn from history?


Ancient Greek Wisdom