"Parallel Lives" is a collection of biographical essays written in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. In this work, Plutarch pairs the biographies of notable Greek and Roman figures to draw comparisons and contrasts between their lives, virtues, and achievements. The book features pairs like Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar, and it explores the complexities of human character, leadership, and historical impact.
Through vivid storytelling and moral analysis, Plutarch reveals the strengths and weaknesses of each figure and offers valuable lessons in leadership, ethics, and the human condition. "Parallel Lives" serves as an enduring source of inspiration and a timeless exploration of the lives of great individuals from antiquity.