(1) Greek biographer who wrote Parallel Lives (46?-120 AD)
- The classical historian and essayist Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (46-120 CE). Often used as a byword for a biographer, to suggest that the writer is especially skilled or has other attributes associated with Plutarch.
- }those masterly pen and ink portraits of many of our deceased ministers drawn by the lamented Professor Stoever, in the Evangelical Review, whom I designated some years ago as the Plutarch of the Lutheran Church of America.}}
- Any specific edition of a work by Plutarch, often specifically Plutarch's Lives