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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Plutarchnoun

    Greek biographer who wrote Parallel Lives (46?-120 AD)


  1. Plutarchnoun

    Any specific edition of a work by Plutarch, often specifically Plutarch's Lives

    Etymology: From Πλούταρχος.

  2. Plutarchnoun

    The classical historian and essayist Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (46-120 ). Often used as a byword for a biographer, to suggest that the writer is especially skilled or has other attributes associated with Plutarch.

    Etymology: From Πλούταρχος.


  1. Plutarch

    Plutarch then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus, c. 46 – 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is considered today to be a Middle Platonist. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Plutarch

    celebrated Greek biographer and moralist, born at Chæronea, in Boeotia; studied at Athens; paid frequent visits to Rome, and formed friendships with some of its distinguished citizens; spent his later years at his native place, and held a priesthood; his fame rests on his "Parallel Lives" of 46 distinguished Greeks and Romans, a series of portraitures true to the life, and a work one of the most valuable we possess on the illustrious men of antiquity, and an enduring memorial of them (50-120).

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  1. Plutarch

    The only man who had more lives than a cat.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of plutarch in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of plutarch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. President Ronald Reagan:

    You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream - the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order - or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism. Regardless of their sincerity, their humanitarian motives, those who would sacrifice freedom for security have embarked on this downward path. Plutarch warned, 'The real destroyer of the liberties of the people is he who spreads among them bounties, donations and benefits.

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