Copy of plutarch at chaeronia  greece

Parallel Lives

circa 80 - 100

Why is it canonical?

Parallel Lives is one of the earliest examples of biography, presented in a unique manner: Plutarch tells the story of one Greek figure in parallel to a Roman figure in order to draw parallels about virtues, failings, and character. It provides great insight into the lives of the people he chronicles, and became very popular during the Renaissance.

Creators

Plutarch

Locations

Greece

Languages

Koine Greek Greek

Images and Videos

Copy of plutarch at chaeronia  greece

Bust of Plutarch in Chaeronia

Resources

Plutarch's Parallel Lives in English