(c. 40s – c. 2nd century)
Greek: Πλούταρχος, Ploútarkhos. Upon naturalization as a Roman citizen, also known as Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος).
Greek historian, biographer, and essayist


Plutarch's works, though written in Greek, are frequently referenced by their Latin translations.
  • Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives (In Latin, usually the Vitae or Vitae Illustrium Virorum), including many biographies sometimes printed separately
  • Morals (Opera Moralia), including many essays sometimes printed separately and the fragments of his lost works

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Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.