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Fame and infamy. Essays on characterization in Greek and Roman biography and historiography.

Author: Rhiannon Ash; Judith Mossman; Frances B Titchener
Publisher: Corby : Oxford University Press 2015.
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Over recent decades, the debate about how individuals are portrayed in prose-texts of Greek and Roman historiography and biography has evolved in increasingly nuanced ways. The sorts of questions which now tend to be raised concerning such prose-texts brings them closely into line with the more subtle analysis usually reserved for poetry. Moreover, the engagement with literary strategies at work in historiography  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rhiannon Ash; Judith Mossman; Frances B Titchener
ISBN: 9780199662326 0199662320
OCLC Number: 894201829
Description: 488 pages
Contents: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; A CONVERSATION BETWEEN PLUTARCH AND LAMPRIAS BY DONALD RUSSELL; INTRODUCTION: AN APPRECIATION OF CHRIS PELLING BY FRANCES B. TITCHENER; REFERENCES; INDEX LOCORUM; GENERAL INDEX
Responsibility: Rhiannon Ash; Judith Mossman; Frances B. Titchener.
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Fame and Infamy considers the central question of characterization within Greek and Roman historiography and biography from a fresh perspective, combining close readings of texts of individual  Read more...

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