Plutarch's classic biographies of ancient Greek and Roman heroes, and his essays, were the inspiration of the Renaissance. This category collects the links to Plutarch and his work.
All of the classic biographies of heroes and villains from ancient Greece and Rome. The English text is awkward and antiquated, but it's the complete Dryden edition (1683), as revised by A.H. Clough (1864).
Shakespeare's Sources in Plutarch's Parallel Lives
A few biographies of ancient Roman and Greek heroes from J. W. Skeat's 19th century edition of Sir Thomas North's 1579 English edition. The North edition was a Renaissance best-seller in England, and Shakespeare borrowed heavily from it for his plays. Provided by the Perseus Project at Tufts University.
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