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[ploo-tahrk] /ˈplu tɑrk/
a.d. c46–c120, Greek biographer. Unabridged
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  • There is no hint of them in Plutarch, no word about them in the play.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • This scene, be it remarked, is not in Plutarch, but is Shakespeare's own invention.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • Then he read a chapter in Plutarch about Alexander the Great.

  • It is done with infinite wit and humour, in the manner of Plutarch.

  • She had "Plutarch's Lives" under her arm, and "Hypatia" in her hand.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
  • Why should not Failure,” it has been asked, “have its Plutarch as well as Success?

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Inspect what delights you in Plutarch, in Shakspeare, in Cervantes.

    Essays, First Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Plutarch and Shakspeare were in the yellow leaf, and Homer no more should be heard of.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
British Dictionary definitions for Plutarch


?46–?120 ad, Greek biographer and philosopher, noted for his Parallel Lives of distinguished Greeks and Romans
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Plutarch in Culture
Plutarch [(plooh-tahrk)]

An ancient Greek biographer noted for his ethical insights. He evaluated the character and conduct of many Greek and Roman rulers in his major work, popularly known as Plutarch's Lives.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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