Historical Who is Who

PLUTARCH

46 - 120CE
GREECE
LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY

One of the earliest proponents of biographical writing both as an art form and as representing exemplary lives as a source for education. He wrote as a  Greek citizen of the Roman Empire and as one of his presentational devices he constructed a series of parallel lives in which he paired two contemporary or historical individuals and commented on them. There is a wide range of chosen lives; he uses available historical sources and his own imaginative powers.

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