Modern portrait at [[Chaeronea]], based on a bust from Delphi tentatively identified as Plutarch. <!--discussed on Talk: see also  File:Head of a philosopher - Archaeological Museum of Delphi.jpg --> Plutarch (; , ''Ploútarchos''; ; AD 46–after AD 119) was a Greek Middle Platonist philosopher, historian, biographer, essayist, and priest at the Temple of Apollo. He is known primarily for his ''Parallel Lives'', a series of biographies of illustrious Greeks and Romans, and ''Moralia'', a collection of essays and speeches. Upon becoming a Roman citizen, he was named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (). Provided by Wikipedia