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Plutarch

late 1st/early 2nd century Greek Platonist philosopher, historian, biographer and essayist

2039   -   199

genre: biography
country of citizenship: Ancient Rome
language of expression: Latin, Ancient Greek
occupation: essayist, priest, magistrate, biographer, historian, writer, philosopher
position held: ambassador
student of: Ammonius of Athens

Plutarch (; Greek: Πλούταρχος, Ploútarchos; Koine Greek: [ˈplutarkʰos]; AD 46–after AD 119) was a Greek Middle Platonist philosopher, historian, biographer, essayist, and priest at the Temple of Apollo. He is known primarily for his Parallel Lives, a series of biographies of illustrious Greeks and Romans, and Moralia, a collection of essays and speeches. Upon becoming a Roman citizen, he was named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος).
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Works

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Moralia

collection of essays by Plutarch

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Parallel Lives

biographies of famous Greeks and Romans by Plutarch

author: Plutarch

Lacaenarum apophthegmata

treatise by Plutarch

author: Plutarch

De fortuna Romanorum

treatise by Plutarch

author: Plutarch

De virtute morali

treatise by Plutarch

author: Plutarch

De cohibenda ira

treatise by Plutarch

author: Plutarch

De tranquillitate animi

treatise by Plutarch

author: Plutarch

De garrulitate

treatise by Plutarch

author: Plutarch

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