Mestrius Plutarchus (Greek: Πλούταρχος; c. 46 - 127), better known in English as Plutarch, was a Greek historian, and writer of biographies and essays.
Plutarch was born into a well-known family in Chaeronea, Boeotia Greece, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi. His works are the Parallel Lives and the Moralia.
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Ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, where Plutarch served as one of the priests responsible for interpreting the predictions of the oracle
Portrait of a philosopher and Hermaic stele at Delphi Museum
A page from the 1470 Ulrich Han printing of Plutarch's Parallel Lives
A bust of the early Greek historian Herodotus, whom Plutarch criticized in On the Malice of Herodotus