What literary virtues have made Plutarch one of the few biographers before the eighteenth century to be highly regarded?
Plutarch, like many biographers after him, was much interested in inculcating moral principles. What are the dangers of this approach for a biographer?
What relationship between ancient Greek and Roman culture provided a basis for Parallel Lives?
What uses did William Shakespeare make of Sir Thomas North’s sixteenth century translation of Plutarch?
What did Samuel Johnson learn from Plutarch? What did James Boswell learn?