answersLogoWhite

Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2011-09-13 20:55:01

Plutarch was a greek scholar from Chaeronea in Boetia living in the early roman imperial period his date of birth is sometime in the 40's AD. He studied mathamatics and Philophy in Athens but lived most of his life in Chaeronea. He took positions in local magistaries as well as serving as a temple preist at the nearby (around 20 miles) sanctuary of Apollo in delphi. He wrote works on a varity of matters mainly philiophical and moral, but is best known for his parallel lives, a work that comprises of paired biographies of famous Greeks and Romans arranged together so that each greek life compliments its roman companion. After these biographies he wrote a short comaprison of his two subjects. Included in these biographies were ones of mytholoical figures such as Hercules and Romulus. The works have a daedactic and moralising purpose of diplaying virtue in the lives of his subjects and are intended to teach a reader how to attain virtue in their own life. He became famous in the Roman Empire for these works and people would visit him in Chaeronea from across the roman world for interlectual conversation. Some of these conversations were recorded in his work Table Talk. Due to his choice of subject matter and the period in which he was writing he falls into the litteray genre of the Second Sophistic. (I appologise for the spelling errors in this answer)

001
๐ŸŒŽ
0
๐Ÿคจ
0
๐Ÿ˜ฎ
0
๐Ÿ˜‚
0
User Avatar

Your Answer

Loading...

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

Who wrote Lives from which Julius Caesar is taken?

Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.


Who wrote the biography parallel lives of illustriousgreeks and Romans?

Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.


Who wrote the paralle lives of illustrious greek and roman?

Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.Plutarch.


Was Plutarch an eyewitness to the Spartacus revolt?

No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.No, the Spartacus revolt happened about 188 years before Plutarch was born.


What book did Plutarch quote the mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting?

Moralia by Plutarch


Who did plutarch influence?

gao


How did plutarch view God in parallel lives?

It is not known how Plutarch seen Gd in parallel lives. This was always a mystery.


Who is Plutarch in the hunger game series?

Plutarch is the Gamemaker that replaces Seneca Crane after his execution. He is one of the District 13 rebels.


Where did plutarch die?

he died in a tui


What was the source of Julius Caesar?

Plutarch


Who was the author of On the Malice of Herodotus?

Plutarch


How Plutarch's version of Cleopatra differs from Shakespeare's?

Shakespeare got some of his ideas from Plutarch. Plutarch was a historian, Shakespeare was an entertainer/writer. Shakespeare 's work was fiction. He was making entertainment for his audience. Plutarch was writing the facts as he knew them.


How do you spell Plutarch?

You've spelled it correctly.


What are some ancient greek tradions?

OK, here are some ancient Greek traditions: 1. Siezure of property from the wealthy and redistribution by the government to the poor. Plutarch, "Life of Lycurgus" 8:3 2. Wife-swapping. Plutarch ,"Life of Lycurgus" 15:6 3. Pedophilia. Plutarch, "Life of Lycurgus" 17:1 4. Secret police murdering the lower classes. Plutarch, "Life of Lycurgus" 28:2 5. Cruelty to slaves. Plutarch, "Life of Lycrugus" 28:4


Who was the person who translated for the oracle in ancient Sparta?

Plutarch


How do you pronounce Plutarch from The Hunger Games?

(Ploo-tark)


Who were plutarch and pliny?

famous historians from ancient rome


Who wrote the Parallel Lives of Illustrious Greeks and Romans?

Plutarch


When did Plutarch write about the Persian Wars?

First Century CE.


Who wrote parallel lives of illustrious Greeks and Romans?

Plutarch


Who was the authour of parallel lives of illustrious Greeks and Romans?

Plutarch.


Who wrote the parrell lives of illustrious Greeks and Romans?

Plutarch.


Who did Shakespeare study at school?

Ovid, Plutarch, guys like that.


Who is the gamemaker in Catching Fire?

Plutarch Hevensbee i think that is how you spell it!


Who is the gamemaker in The Hunger Games?

the head gamemaker is Plutarch Heavensbee