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Plutarch(Encyclopedia)Plutarch ploo´tärk [key], AD 46?–c.AD 120, Greek essayist and biographer, b. Chaeronea, Boeotia. He traveled in Egypt and Italy, visited Rome (where he lectured on philosophy) and Athens, and fi...
Coriolanus(Encyclopedia)Coriolanus (Gnaeus Marcius Coriolanus)kôrl´ns [key], Roman patrician. He is said to have derived his name from the capture of the Volscian city Corioli. According to legend he was expelled...
Amyot, Jacques(Encyclopedia)Amyot, Jacques zhäk ämy´ [key], 1513–93, French humanist, translator of Heliodorus' Aethiopica (1547), of Longus' Daphnis and Chloë (1559), and particularly of Plutarch's Lives (1559). ...
Holland, Philemon(Encyclopedia)Holland, Philemon, 1552–1637, English translator and scholar. Educated at Cambridge, he became director of the free school in Coventry, where he also practiced medicine. He was the first English tra...
Chaeronea(Encyclopedia)Chaeronea krn´ [key], ancient town of Boeotia, Greece, in the Cephissus (now Kifisós) River valley and NW of Thebes. There the Athenians and Thebans were defeated (338 BC) by the Macedonians...
Calpurnia(Encyclopedia)Calpurnia klpûr´n [key], d. after 44 BC, Roman matron. The daughter of Lucius Calpurnicus Piso Caesoninus (see under Piso, family), she was married to Julius Caesar in 59 BC She was loyal to h...
North, Sir Thomas(Encyclopedia)North, Sir Thomas, 1535?–1601?, English translator. He is famous for his translation of Plutarch, entitled Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans (1579), which he made from the French of Jacques Amy...
anecdote(Encyclopedia)anecdote n´kdt [key], brief narrative of a particular incident. An anecdote differs from a short story in that it is unified in time and space, is uncomplicated, and deals with a single episo...
Paullus, Aemilius(Encyclopedia)Paullus, Aemilius (Lucius Aemilius Paullus Macedonicus)ml´s [key], c.229–160 BC, Roman general. He was curule aedile (193 BC), praetor (191), and consul (182). In his consulship he conquere...
Dio Chrysostom(Encyclopedia)Dio Chrysostom do krs´stm, krss´– [key], d. after AD 112, Greek Sophist and orator [Chrysostom=golden-mouthed], b. Prusa (modern Bursa) in Bithynia. He lived at Rome under Emperor Domi...
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