"as Plutarch speaks of the deeds of the ancients"

 Plutarch of Chaeronea (c.46-120 AD) was an influential Greek philosopher and writer known for his biographies of other famous figures, such as Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Pericles. He studied at the Academy in Athens where he learned about Plato, but he was also interested in Aristotle's work, and that of other philosophers. He came from a wealthy background, allowing him to travel to Rome several times, as well as to Alexandria in Egypt. When he was older, he settled in his home town of Chaeronea in Boeotia to write, producing hundreds of books on a variety of subjects.

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