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Biography of Plutarch


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Plutarch (ploo'tark). The most distinguished biographer of antiquity. Born in Boeotia, about A.D. 50. After studying under Ammonius at Athens, he taught philosophy at Rome during the reign of Vespasian, as is supposed. He belonged to the platonic school, and was a most prolific writer. His "Lives" of eminent Greeks and Romans ranks as a standard classic.