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Did plutarch just not try hard enough?
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Did plutarch just not try hard enough?
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Wot??
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we wuz feelosopherz n shyt
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>>567139
Plutarch was a historian nshit
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His Life of Alexander is uninteresting
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>>567154
I'd sooner call him a novelist than an historian.
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>>567154
>>567139
He was a philosopher, moralist, and biographer.

>>567341
He had very very good sources compared to what we have nowadays.
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>>567446
>He had very very good sources compared to what we have nowadays.
And yet he was so inaccurate, hence the OP
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>>567478
He wasn't extremely inaccurate. Of course most of the anecdotes wouldn't be true (he was a virtueist first, not a historian) and of course the battle numbers weren't true (everyone made the numbers bigger back in those days)
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