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Mestrius Plutarch (cz. 46-ca. post 127) was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist.

Born in the small town of Chaeronea, in the Greek region known as Boeotia, probably during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius, Plutarch travelled widely in the Mediterranean world, including twice to Rome. He had a number of influential Roman friends, including Soscius Senecio and Fundanus, both important Senators, to whom some of his later writings were dedicated. He lived most of his life at Chaeronea, and was initiated into the mysteries of the Greek god Apollo. However his duties as the senior of the two priests of Apollo at the Oracle of Delphi (where he was responsible for interpreting the auguries of the Pythia or priestess/oracle) apparently occupied little of his time - he led a most active social and civic life and produced an incredible body of writings, much of which is still extant.
Texts by Plutarch, included in our collection:
Aemilius Paulus | Agesilaus | Agis | Alcibiades | Alexander | Antony | Aratus | Aristides | Artaxerxes | Caesar | Caius Gracchus | Caius Marius | Camillus | Cato The Younger | Cicero | Cimon | Cleomenes | Coriolanus | Crassus | Demetrius | Demosthenes | Dion | Eumenes | Fabius | Flamininus | Galba | Lucullus | Lycurgus | Lysander | Marcellus | Marcus Brutus | Marcus Cato | Nicias | Numa Pompilius | Otho | Pelopidas | Pericles | Philopoemen | Phocion | Pompey | Poplicola | Pyrrhus | Romulus | Sertorius | Solon | Sylla | Themistocles | Theseus | The Comparison of Alcibiades with Coriolanus | The Comparison of Crassus with Nicias | The Comparison of Demetrius and Antony | The Comparison of Demosthenes and Cicero | The Comparison of Dion and Brutus | The Comparison of Fabius with Pericles | The Comparison of Lucullus with Cimon | The Comparison of Lysander with Sylla | The Comparison of Numa with Lycurgus | The Comparison of Pelopidas with Marcellus | The Comparison of Philopoemen with Flamininus | The Comparison of Pompey with Agesilaus | The Comparison of Poplicola with Solon | The Comparison of Romulus with Theseus | The Comparison of Sertorius with Eumenes | The Comparison of Tiberius and Caius Gracchus with Agis and Cleomenes | The Comparison of Timoleon with Aemilius Paulus | Tiberius Gracchus | Timoleon |
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