Plutarch's Morals




Excerpt from Plutarch's Morals, Vol. 5: Translated From the Greek by Several Hands The very idea of eating the carcasses of slain animals is repulsive, 3. Who could have begun the practice, but from the direst necessity 21 4. Men must have been driven to the deed Of slaying animals for food, because the supply of food' from the vegetable world had utterly failed, 4, 5. We have no such necessity, 5. Man is not by nature a carnivorous animal, 7. Our conduct in slaying animals and then preparing them for food is wholly against nature, 8. Animal food is injurious: it clogs and confuses the mind and renders it stupid, 9. It Operates unfavorably on character, 9, 10. If we must eat flesh, let it be with sorrow and pity; not tormenting and abusing the poor animal before taking its life, 11. Pass ing the bounds of nature in our feeding, intemperate appetites and shameful lusts are gratified, 12. Cruelty to mankind is induced, 12. Animals have senses they have faculties for seeing, hearing, understanding is it right to extinguish these faculties? 13. Who knows but the bodies of animals may contain the souls of deceased men of a father, brother, son, or other friend? 14. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Language English
ISBN-13 9781330512906
No of pages 552
Book Publisher i-Read Publications
Published Date 27 Nov 2007

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