Complete Works of Plutarch— Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies

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Author: Plutarch

Chapter XVII.

WHAT PART OF THE BODY IS FIRST FORMED IN THE WOMB.

The Stoics believe that the whole is formed at the same time. Aristotle, as the keel of a ship is first made, so the first part that is formed is the loins. Alcmaeon, the head, for that is the commanding and the principal part of the body. The physicians, the heart, in which are the veins and arteries. Some think the great toe is first formed; others affirm the navel.

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Chicago: Plutarch, "Chapter XVII.," Complete Works of Plutarch— Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies, ed. Firth, John B. and trans. Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893 in Complete Works of Plutarch—Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies Original Sources, accessed April 25, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKJZ67JMTU3HZXR.

MLA: Plutarch. "Chapter XVII." Complete Works of Plutarch— Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies, edited by Firth, John B., and translated by Jowett, Benjamin, 1817-1893, in Complete Works of Plutarch—Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies, Original Sources. 25 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKJZ67JMTU3HZXR.

Harvard: Plutarch, 'Chapter XVII.' in Complete Works of Plutarch— Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies, ed. and trans. . cited in , Complete Works of Plutarch—Volume 3: Essays and Miscellanies. Original Sources, retrieved 25 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CKJZ67JMTU3HZXR.