Plutarchus of Chaeronea (Plutarch)
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b. ca. AD 45 in Chaeronea;

d. before AD 120;

Greek biographer and philosopher.


48 biographies (22 parallel and 4 individual biographies), as well as 78 philosophical works are transmitted under Plutarch’s name; some of these are spurious. More than 280…

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Kuhn-Chen, Barbara, “Plutarchus of Chaeronea (Plutarch)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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