from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Plutarch A.D. 46?-120? Greek biographer and Neo-Platonist philosopher. He wrote Parallel Lives, a collection of paired biographies of famous Greek and Roman figures that Shakespeare used as source material for his Roman plays.
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- proper n. The classical historian and essayist Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (46-120 CE). Often used as a byword for a biographer, to suggest that the writer is especially skilled or has other attributes associated with Plutarch.
- n. Any specific edition of a work by Plutarch, often specifically Plutarch's Lives
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- n. Greek biographer who wrote Parallel Lives (46?-120 AD)
From Ancient Greek Πλούταρχος (Ploutarkhos). (Wiktionary)