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The International Plutarch Society

CONSTITUTION

1. Purpose of the Society. The Society exists to further the study of Plutarch and his various writings and to encourage scholarly communication between those working on Plutarchan studies.

2. Organization. The Society is constituted of national sections formed by the members of the Society living in each country. The national sections may function as independent units, with their own officers, constitutions and by-laws.

3. Duties of the Officers. The President is the official head of the Society and is responsible for planning and implementing programs to further the Society's goals. His chief duty is to see that regular international meetings are planned. The responsibility for hosting and organizing the details of the meetings belongs to the national society hosting the meeting.

  • The President of the Society is selected by the heads of the national sections from among their own number, for a term of three years. The Editor of Ploutarchos, the Secretary-Treasurer, and the President-Elect are likewise chosen by the heads of the national sections for a term of three years. The terms of the Editor and Secretary-Treasurer may be renewed. The heads of the national sections serve as an advisory board to the President.

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  • The President-Elect assists the President, and succeeds automatically to the Presidency at the end of his three-year term.

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  • The Editor of Ploutarchos is responsible for the preparation and production of Ploutarchos, and arranges for its distribution, either directly to members or through the national sections. The Editor and the President jointly appoint the Book Review Editor.

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  • The Secretary-Treasurer, who may be identical with the Editor, is responsible for the general correspondence of the Society, for maintaining the membership list, and for collecting dues and disbursing money for expenses. The chief expense is expected to be connected with the distribution of Ploutarchos.
4. Amendments. This constitution may be amended, or by-laws added, by a majority vote of the national representatives.

5. Ratification. This constitution will come into effect when it has been ratified by national representatives from ten of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, United States.

 


The Society exists to further the study of Plutarch and his various writings and to encourage scholarly communication between those working on Plutarchan studies.

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