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Annotation of text copyright 2006 David Trumbull and Patrick McNamara, Agathon Associates. All Rights Reserved.
Since the Stephanus edition of 1572, the Moralia have traditionally been arranged in 14 books, as below.

I.

1.De liberis educandis PERI PAIDWN AGWGHS On the Education of Children
2.Quomod adolscens poetas audire debeat PWS DEI TON NEON POIHMATWN AKOUEIN How the Young Man Should Study Poetry
3.De recta ratione audiendi PERI TOU AKOUEIN On Hearing Lectures
4.Quomodo adulator ab amico internoscature PWS AN TIS DIAKRINEIE TON KOLAKA TOU QILOU How to Tell a Flatterer from a Friend
5. Quomodo quis suos in virtute sentiat profectus PWS AN TIS AISQOITO EAUTOU PROKOPTONTOS EP ARETH How a Man May Become Aware of His Progress in Virtue

II.

6.De capienda ex inimicis utilitate PWS AN TIS UP ECQRWN WFELOITO How to Profit by One's Enemies
7.De amicorum multitudine PERI POLUFILIAS On Having Many Friends
8.De fortuna -- Chance
9.De virtute et vitio -- Virtue and Vice
10.Consolatio ad Apollonium -- Letter of Condolence to Apollonius
11.De tuenda sanitate praecepta -- Advice about Keeping Well
12.Coniugalia praecepta -- Advice to Bride and Groom
13.Septem sapientium convivium -- Dinner of the Seven Wise Men
14.De superstitione -- Superstition

III.

15.Regum et imperatorem apophthegmata APOFQEGMATA BASILEWN KAI STRATHGWN
ROMAIWN APOFJEGMATA
Sayings of Kings and Commanders
Sayings of Romans
16.Apophthegmata Laconica -- Sayings of the Spartans
17.Instituta Laconica -- Institutions of the Spartans
18.Lacaenarum apophthegmata -- Sayings of the Spartan Women
19.Mulierum virtutes GUNAIWN ARETAI Virtues of Women

IV.

20.Quaestiones Romanae -- Roman Questions
21.Quaestiones Graecae -- Greek Questions
22.Parallela minora -- Greek and Roman Parallel Stories (pseudo-Plutarch)
23.De fortuna Romanorum -- On the Fortune of the Romans
24.De Alexandri magni fortuna aut virtute -- On the Fortune or the Virtue of Alexander
25.Bellone an pace clariores fuertint Athenienses -- Were the Athenians More Famous in War or in Wisdom?

V.

26.De Iside et Osiride -- Isis and Osiris
27.De E apud Delphos -- The EI at Delphi
28.De Pythiae oraculis -- Oracles at Delphi no Longer Given in Verse
29.De defectu oraculorum -- The Obsolescence of Oracles

VI.

30.An virtus doceri possit EI DIDAKTON H ARETH Can Virtue be Taught?
31.De virtute morali PERI THS HQIKHS ARETHS On Moral Virtue
32.De cohibenda ira PERI AORGHSIAS On the Control of Anger
33.De tranquillitate animi PERI EUQUMIAS On Tranquillity of Mind
34.De fraterno amore PERI FILADELFIAS On Brotherly Love
35.De amore prolis PERI THS EIS TA EKGONA FILOSTORGIAS On Affection for Offspring
36.An vitiositas ad infelicitatem sufficiat EI AUTARKHS H KAKIA PROS KAKODIAMONIAN Whether Vice is Sufficient to Cause Unhappiness
37.Animine an corporis afectiones sint peiores POTERON TA THS YUCHS H TA TOU SWMATOS PAQH CEIRONA Whether Affections of the Soul are Worse than Those of the Body
38.De garrulitate PERI ADOLESCIAS On Talkativeness
39.De curiositate PERI POLUPRAGMOSUNHS On Curiosity (or "The Busy-Body")

VII.

40.De cupiditate divitiarum -- On Love of Wealth
41.De vitioso pudore -- On Compliancy
42.De invidia et odio PERI FQONOU KAI MISOUS On Envy and Hate
43.-- -- On Praising Oneself Inoffensively
44.De sera numinis vindicta -- On the Delays of Divine Vengeance
45.De fato -- On Fate
46.De genio Socratis -- On the Sign of Socrates
47.De exilio -- On Exile
48.Consolatio ad uxorem PARAMUQHTIKOS PROS THN GUNAIKA Consolation to his Wife

VIII.

49.Quaestiones Convivales libri i-vi -- Table talk, Books i-vi

IX.

49.Quaestiones Convivales libri vii-ix -- Table talk, Books vii-ix
50.Amatorius -- Dialogue on Love

X.

51.Amatoriae narrationes -- Love Stories
52.Maxime cum principibus philosopho esse disserendum -- A Philosopher Ought to Converse Especially with Men in Power
53.Ad principem ineruditum -- To an Uneducated Ruler
54.An seni respublica gerenda sit -- Whether an Old Man Should Engage in Public Affairs
55.Praecepta gerendae reipublicae -- Precepts of Statecraft
56.De unius in republica dominatione, populari statu, et paucorum imperio -- On Monarchy, Democracy and Oligarchy
57.De vitando aere alieno -- That we Ought not to Borrow
58.Vitae decem oratorum -- Lives of the Ten Orators (pseudo-Plutarch)
59. -- Comparison between Aristophanes and Menander

XI.

60. De malignitate Herodoti PERI THS HRODOTOU KAKOHQEIAS On the Malice of Herodotus
61.De placitis philosophorum -- On the Opinions of the Philosophers
62.Quaestiones naturales -- Causes of Natural Phenomena

XII.

63.De facie quae in orbe lunae apparet -- On the Face which Appears in the Orb of the Moon
64.De primo frigido -- On the Principle of Cold
65.Aquane an ignis sit utilor -- Whether Fire or Water is More Useful
66.Terrestriane an aquatilia animalia sint callidiora -- Whether land or sea animals are cleverer
67.Bruta animalia ratione uti -- Beasts are Rational
68.De esu carnium -- On the Eating of Flesh

XIII.

69.Platonicae quaestiones -- Platonic Questions
70.De animae procreatione in Timaeo -- On the Birth of the Spirit in Timaeus
71.Compendium libri de animae procreatione in Timaeo -- Summary of the Birth of the Spirit
72.De Stoicorum repugnantiis -- On Stoic Self-contradictions
73.Compendium argumenti Stoicos absurdiora poetis dicere -- The Stoics speak more paradoxically than the poets
74.De communifus notitiis adversus Stoicos-- -- Against the Stoics, on common conceptions

XIV.

75.Non posse suaviter vivi secundum Epicurum -- It Is Impossible to Live Pleasantly in the Manner of Epicurus
76.Adversus Colotem -- Against Colotus
77.An recte dictum sit latenter esse vivendum -- Is the Saying 'Live in Obscurity' Right?
78.De musica -- On music (pseudo-Plutarch)