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.
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.
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.
This constitution may be amended, or by-laws added, by a majority
vote of the national representatives.
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.
President-Elect assists the President, and succeeds automatically
to the Presidency at the end of his three-year term.
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
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.
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,