Plutarch
biographical name circa A.D. 46-after 119 Greek biographer & moralist • Plutarchan or Plutarchian adjective

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  • Plutarch — (griechisch Πλούταρχος, lateinisch: Plutarchus; * um 45 in Chaironeia; † um 125) war ein griechischer Schriftsteller und Verfasser zahlreicher biographischer und philosophischer Schriften. Durch große literarische und philosophische Bildung… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • PLUTARCH° — (c. 46–120 C.E.), Greek biographer and antiquarian. He discusses whether the Jews abstain from the use of swine s flesh out of reverence for the animal or because of aversion to it (Quaestiones Conviviales, 4). In a symposium (ibid.) Who is the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Plutárch — Plutárch, griech. Schriftsteller, geb. um 46 n.Chr. zu Chäronea in Bäotien, gest. das. als Archon und Priester des delphischen Apollo (um 95 125 n.Chr.); schrieb 46 Lebensbeschreibungen berühmter Griechen und Römer, hg. von Sintenis (neue. Ausg …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Plutarch — Plutarch, griech. Schriftsteller aus Chäronea, geb. um 50 n. Chr., gest. zwischen 120 und 134; wir besitzen von ihm 44 vergleichende Lebensbeschreibungen (Parallelbiographien) berühmter Griechen u. Römer u. 5 Biographien, sehr anziehend… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Plutarch — [plo͞o′tärk΄] A.D. 46? 120?; Gr. biographer & historian …   English World dictionary

  • Plutarch — For other uses, see Plutarch (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Petrarch. Plutarch Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus Μέστριος Πλούταρχος Parallel Lives, Amyot translation, 1565 Born c …   Wikipedia

  • Plutarch — /plooh tahrk/, n. A.D. c46 c120, Greek biographer. * * * Greek Plutarchos Latin Plutarchus born AD 46, Chaeronea, Boeotia died after 119 Greek biographer and author. The son of a biographer and philosopher, Plutarch studied in Athens, taught in… …   Universalium

  • Plutarch — Classical Author Before AD 50 after AD 120.     The works of the *Greek writer, Plutarch of Chaeronea, have preserved, in its fullest form, one of Egypt s greatest myths, although the same story occurs earlier in the writings of *Diodorus Siculus …   Ancient Egypt

  • Plutarch — noun /ˈpluː.tɑːk,ˈplu.tɑɹk/ a) The classical historian and essayist Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (46 120 ). Often used as a byword for a biographer, to suggest that the writer is especially skilled or has other attributes associated with Plutarch.… …   Wiktionary

  • Plutarch — (c. AD 50–120) Greek born writer and Middle Platonist. Plutarch was born in Chaeronea in Boeotia, studied at Athens, and went to Rome, returning to spend the last decades of his life as a priest at Delphi. His most famous work, the Lives, is… …   Philosophy dictionary

  • Plutarch — Plutạrch,   griechisch Plutarchos, griechischer philosophischer Schriftsteller, * Chaironeia um 46 n. Chr., ✝ um 120. Aus angesehener Familie stammend, schloss sich Plutarch in Athen der platonischen Akademie an, wurde jedoch auch von Stoa und… …   Universal-Lexikon

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