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The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Plutarch (c. 45–120 A.D.)

Plutarch (plö’tark). A celebrated Greek moralist, practical philosopher, and biographer; born at Chæronea in Bœotia about 45 A.D. He wrote ‘Parallel Lives’ of notable men of Greece and Rome: and a great many ‘Moral Treatises,’ including ‘The Education of Children’; ‘The Right Way of Hearing’; ‘Precepts about Health’; ‘Cessation of Oracles’; ‘The Pythian Responses’; ‘The Retarded Vengeance of the Deity’; ‘The Dæmon of Socrates’; ‘The Virtues of Women’; ‘On the Fortune of the Romans’; ‘Political Counsels’; ‘On Superstition’; ‘On Isis and Osiris’; ‘On the Face of the Moon’s Disk’; ‘On the Opinions Accepted by the Philosophers.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).