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PLUTARCH

Plutarch (47– 125 μ.Χ) cannot be included in any exploratory class of writers but only in that of the erudite. He was an educated scholar of enormous learning and assessment for the past. He was a pathological reader and had an amazing memory, as is revealed by his quotations. He traveled to the major cities of the Greek-Roman world either to satisfy his curiosity or performing a variety of public affairs as a diplomat. He loved Rome, good manners and decent life in the new aristocracy. He returned to his hometown of Chaeronea in Boeotia where he lived until his death. Plutarch was prolific, 227 theses and 50 biographies. It is estimated that over 1000 printed pages we are currently hold, consist about half of its creation. He is known to us today from the classic work "Parallel Lives," a series of biographies that follow the tradition of Hellenistic common, although this type does not seem to be the key area of his interests. Heavily influenced by the Peripatetic Teaching, that attributes decisive meaning to the acts of people, loyal to his perception that the cultures of East and West are of equal value, and having as background the Greek-Roman culture presents 50 comparative biographies of prominent Greeks and Romans, 46 are written in pairs, focusing not on dates, but in their everyday lives and characters. Comparison Theseus with Romulus “Theseus seemed to me to resemble Romulus in many particulars. Both of them, born out of wedlock and of uncertain parentage, had the repute of being sprung from the gods. Both warriors; that by all the world's allowed. Both of them united with strength of body an equal vigor mind; and of the two most famous cities of the world the one built Rome, and the other made Athens be inhabited. Both stand charged with the rape of women; neither of them could avoid domestic

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Final study of CulMe-WeOnCT project