Parallel Lives

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Noun1.Parallel Lives - a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch; used by Shakespeare in writing some of his plays
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Bidding was fierce on an illustrated version of Plutarch's "Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans" from 1508, and a 1580 edition of French philosopher Michel de Montaigne's "Essays" went for 682,000 euros.
AN ancient Greek, Plutarch, was a notable writer of his time, including Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, providing stories for several of Shakespeare's plays.
Sources for the main plot involving the attempt of Cleanthes and his wife, Hippolita, to save their aged father from execution, and for the plot of Gnotho, Agatha, and Siren, have been identified.(2) It has also been noted that Middleton and Rowley drew on Sir Thomas North's translation of Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans in the opening scene, where the lawyers' references to the judgements of ancient law-makers are taken from the Lives of Lycurgus and Solon.