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Homo-culture

or, The improvement of offspring through wiser generation

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,064 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52.2
LoC Category: HT
Downloads: 535
Added to site: 2010.11.12
mnybks.net#: 29564
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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as this was conducive "to the procreation of a robust and manly offspring." He affirms, also, that those who were allowed by arrangement to associate with other men's wives were men who had an aversion to living with a wife of their own!

PLUTARCH ON THE TRAINING OF CHILDREN.--In his "Morals," Plutarch gives a dissertation on the training of children, the first portion of which deals with stirpiculture in the limited sense of the term, but is very inadequate. Indeed, the only advice he gives is that a man should not keep company with harlots or concubines, because children by them are "blemished in their birth" by their base extraction; and that no man should "keep company with his wife for issue's sake but when he is sober," lest he beget a drunkard. The main portion of Plutarch's treatise is concerned with the education of children, which is the second part of stirpiculture as a system of complete cultivation. Introductory to the subject of education he speaks of nursing, to which he attaches much imp

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