Plutarch and the persians

Eran Almagor

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This paper deals with the image of Persia and the Persians in the works of Plutarch of Chaeronea (c. 45–c. 120 AD), in both his Moralia and Lives. It explores this theme under several headings: Plutarch as: (a) a Greek Imperial author, (b) an author dealing with historical subjects, (c) a biographer, (d) a moralist, and (e) a philosopher and an essayist concerned with religious themes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-170
Number of pages48
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017


  • Agesilaus
  • Alexander the great
  • Aristides
  • Artaxerxes
  • Lysander
  • Magoi
  • Persia/Persians
  • Plutarch
  • Second sophistic
  • Themistocles
  • Zoroastrianism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Classics
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Archaeology


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