Analysis Of Plutarch's Virtues Of Women

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It is very interesting how Plutarch describes the different groups of women and their leadership roles within different groups in his 19th book of the Moralia. This compilation of essays and speeches analyzed and written by Plutarch named “Moralia”, grant insights into different aspects of Greek and Roman life and observations that have served us all throughout history. Indeed, ancient writers and philosophers did not quite flatter women as much as he did, making him one of the few and most important “women’s defenders” of the era, being considered by some as a “feminist” at certain times. The following is an extensive comparison and contrast between an interview made to a young adult female and the qualities of Plutarch 's Virtues of Women,…show more content…
Ms. Lee is the president of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), having previously been the vice-president for several semesters. Through her field of study knowledge and skills and experiences acquired in the organization, she is able to inform and advice young architecture students and coordinate events that benefits hundreds of people. However, similarly to Plutarch’s women she has not accomplished everything by herself, but similarly to the essays, a small board of students are always present to help her formulate and develop ideas that flourish as social events, meetings, lectures, convocations, etc. Through the analysis of the different groups presented in the class’ module, it could be determined that Ms. Lee mostly resembles the women of Phocis because of the existing collaboration with other members of the organization. As well as, the women of Chios because of her ability to advice other with the only intention of benefit everyone, not only herself, the board, or the organization…show more content…
Through the spectrum of these women being described as role models as well as leaders by Plutarch, one is able to analyze a current simple woman that could be considered a leader based on her actions that benefit and help others. Interestingly, one of the questions asked in the interview was “do you consider yourself superior to others in AIAS?” and her answer being humble and considering herself vital yet equal, was “absolutely not”, she followed: “I believe we have the same power to help and change the future of our school and field, and working together as enthusiastic young architects, we will eventually achieve a better environment for everyone”. This response showed that even though it is accurate that inevitably group leaders always have one that is the head of the proposals and ideas, by working in a group one can achieve enormous goals since it provides a fairer atmosphere and several different factors are taken into consideration to not leave anything important
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