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[ploo-tahrk] /ˈplu tɑrk/

a.d. c46–c120, Greek biographer.
?46–?120 ad, Greek biographer and philosopher, noted for his Parallel Lives of distinguished Greeks and Romans
Plutarch [(plooh-tahrk)]

An ancient Greek biographer noted for his ethical insights. He evaluated the character and conduct of many Greek and Roman rulers in his major work, popularly known as Plutarch’s Lives.


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