Plutarch (/ˈpluːtɑrk/; Greek: Πλούταρχος, Ploútarkhos, ) then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (Λούκιος Μέστριος Πλούταρχος), c. 46 – 120 AD, was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his Parallel Lives and Moralia. He is considered today to be a Middle Platonist. He was born to a prominent family in Chaeronea, Boeotia, a town about twenty miles east of Delphi.

Read more about Plutarch:  Early Life, Work As Magistrate and Ambassador, Lives of The Roman Emperors, Parallel Lives, Moralia, Lost Works, Philosophy, Influence

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Mithraist - History and Development - Classical Literature About Mithras and The Mysteries - Plutarch
... The Greek biographer Plutarch (46 - 127 AD) says that "secret mysteries.. ... of Mithras" were practiced by the pirates of Cilicia, the coastal province in the southeast of Anatolia, who were active in the 1st century BC "They likewise offered strange sacrifices those of Olympus I mean and they celebrated certain secret mysteries, among which those of Mithras continue to this day, being originally instituted by them." He mentions that the pirates were especially active during the Mithridatic wars (between the Roman Republic and King Mithridates VI of Pontus) in which they supported the king ...
Battle Of The Eurymedon - Opposing Forces - Persian
... Plutarch gives numbers of 350 from Ephorus and 600 from Phanodemus ... Furthermore, Plutarch says that the Persian fleet was awaiting 80 Phoenician ships sailing from Cyprus ... to be favoured, there may an element of truth in Plutarch's assertion that the Persians were awaiting further reinforcements this would explain why Cimon was ...
Charmian (servant To Cleopatra) - Plutarch
... his Parallel Lives biography of Mark Antony, Plutarch noted that Augustus Caesar "had a decree made, declaring war on Cleopatra, and depriving Antony of the authority which he had let a woman ... hairdressing girl, and Charmion, who were Antony's chief state-councillors." Plutarch later described the scene after Cleopatra's suicide ...
Plutarch - Translations of Lives and Moralia - Hebrew Translations
... Following some Hebrew translations of selections from Plutarch's Parallel Lives published in the 1920s and the 1940s, a complete translation was published in three volumes by the Bialik Institution in ...
Arimanius - In Plutarch
... According to Plutarch, Zoroaster named Areimanios as one of the two rivals who were the artificers of good and evil ... In describing a ritual to Areimanios, Plutarch says the god was invoked as Hades ("The Hidden One") and Darkness ... that death might be considered kakon, a bad thing.) The ritual required a plant that Plutarch calls omomi, which was to be pounded in a mortar and mixed with the blood of a ...

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