Plutarch (/ˈpltɑːrk/; Greek: Πλούταρχος, Ploútarkhos, Koine Greek: [plǔːtarkʰos]; later named, upon acomin a Roman ceetizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος);[lower-alpha 1] c. AD 46 – AD 120)[1] wis a Greek historian, biographer an essayist, kent primarily for his Parallel Lives an Moralia.[2]

Plutarch
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Parallel Lives, Amyot translation, 1565
Bornc. AD 46
Chaeronea, Boeotia
Dee'dc. AD 127 (aged c. 81)
Delphi, Phocis
ThriftBiographer, essayist, priest, ambassador, magistrate
SubjectBiografie, various
Leeterar muivementMiddle Platonism,
Hellenistic leeteratur

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  1. The name Mestrius or Lucius Mestrius wid taken bi Plutarch, as wis common Roman practice, frae his patron for ceetizenship in the empire; in this case Lucius Mestrius Florus, a Roman consul.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Lamberton, Robert. Plutarch. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.[page needit]
  2. "Plutarch". Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy.