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Jacques Amyot (1513–1593)

Amyot, Jacques (ä-mē-ō’). A French author (1513–93), famous for his translations from the Greek, which entitle him to rank among the great French prose masters. They are: the ‘Theagenes and Chariclea’ of Heliodorus; ‘Seven Books of Diodorus Siculus’; the ‘Daphnis and Chloe’ of Longus; the ‘Parallel Lives’ (1559) and the ‘Morals’ (1574) of Plutarch. The most noteworthy among these is the translation of ‘Plutarch’s Lives,’ which was used by Corneille as a source for his antique tragedies, and by Shakespeare (in its English version by Sir Thomas North) for some of his plays.