Plutarch Profile | Plutarch Basics
Plutarch (c. A.D. 45-125) was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia. Plutarch wrote 227 pieces. He was a philosopher as well as a biographer, but is best known for his Parallel Lives of famous Greek and Roman men. He spent much of his life in his hometown, but traveled to Athens, Egypt, and Rome, where he taught and made friends with important people, like the consul Mestrius Florus, whose name Plutarch bears. He later became a priest of Delphi. Plutarch's eclectic philosophy is reclected in his Moralia.
Reference: "Plutarch" Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World. Ed. John Roberts. Oxford University Press, 2007.
Courtesy of translator Giles Laurén, author of The Stoic's Bible.