[ ploo-tahrk ]

  1. a.d. c46–c120, Greek biographer.

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British Dictionary definitions for Plutarch


/ (ˈpluːtɑːk) /

  1. ?46–?120 ad, Greek biographer and philosopher, noted for his Parallel Lives of distinguished Greeks and Romans

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Cultural definitions for 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.

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