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The Art of Biography in Antiquity.

Author: Tomas Hägg; Stephen Harrison
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Examines the whole spectrum of Greek and Roman biography, which explores the virtues and vices of philosophers, statesmen and poets.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hägg, Tomas.
Art of Biography in Antiquity.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tomas Hägg; Stephen Harrison
ISBN: 9781139377300 1139377302 9781107016699 110701669X
OCLC Number: 794327749
Notes: Plutarch, Demosthenes and Cicero.
Description: 1 online resource (514 pages)
Contents: Cover; THE ART OF BIOGRAPHY IN ANTIQUITY; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Prolegomena on biography modern and ancient; CHAPTER 1: In the beginning was Xenophon: Memoir, encomium, romance; 1.1 GLIMPSES OF A PREHISTORY; 1.2 SOCRATES IN THE SOCRATIC MIRROR: APOLOGY, PHAEDO, MEMORABILIA; 1.3 ISOCRATES ON EVAGORAS, HIS MODEL KING; 1.4 XENOPHON ON AGESILAUS' DEEDS AND VIRTUES; 1.5 THE EDUCATION OF CYRUS; CHAPTER 2: Hellenistic theory and practice: Fragments of industry; 2.1 FRAGMENTS AND HYPOTHESES; 2.2 ARISTOXENUS' LIVES OF PYTHAGORAS AND SOCRATES. 2.3 SATYRUS' LIFE OF EURIPIDES2.4 HERMIPPUS THE CALLIMACHEAN; 2.5 ANTIGONUS OF CARYSTUS; 2.6 UNITY AND DIVERSITY; CHAPTER 3: Popular heroes: The slave, the king, the poet; 3.1 OPEN BIOGRAPHY; 3.2 THE LIFE OF AESOP; 3.3 THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER OF PSEUDO-CALLISTHENES; 3.4 LIVES OF HOMER; 3.5 CONCLUSION; CHAPTER 4: The gospels: From sayings to a full Life; 4.1 WHAT WERE THE GOSPELS?; 4.2 THE SAYINGS OF JESUS; 4.3 THE CANONICAL GOSPELS; 4.4 BIRTH AND INFANCY GOSPELS; 4.5 JESUS AT THIRTY: FOUR CANONICAL PORTRAITS; CHAPTER 5: Political biography at Rome: A new start; 5.1 CHANGE OF SCENE. 5.2 NEPOS AND HIS LIFE OF ATTICUS5.3 NICOLAUS OF DAMASCUS: A GREEK LIFE OF AUGUSTUS; 5.4 TACITUS IN PRAISE OF HIS FATHER-IN-LAW; 5.5 SUETONIUS ON POETS AND EMPERORS; 5.6 THE ROMANNESS OF ROMAN BIOGRAPHY; CHAPTER 6: Plutarch and his Parallel Lives: Ethical biography; 6.1 A ROMAN GREEK; 6.2 A DOUBLE LIFE: DEMOSTHENES AND CICERO; 6.3 PLUTARCH ON HIS AIMS AND METHODS; 6.4 PLUTARCH AND THE BIOGRAPHICAL TRADITION; CHAPTER 7: Ways of life: Philosophers and holy men; 7.1 EVERYTHING TO DO WITH PYTHAGORAS?; 7.2 THE SATIRICAL MIRROR: LUCIAN; 7.3 SECUNDUS THE SILENT PHILOSOPHER. 7.4 THE PHILOSOPHICAL GALLERY: DIOGENES LAERTIUS7.5 SOPHISTIC BIOGRAPHY: PHILOSTRATUS ON APOLLONIUS OF TYANA; 7.6 COLLECTIVE BIOGRAPHY: PHILOSTRATUS ON HIS SOPHISTIC COLLEAGUES; 7.7 PORPHYRY AND IAMBLICHUS ON PYTHAGORAS: A COMPARATIVE READING; 7.8 INTELLECTUAL BIOGRAPHY: PORPHYRY ON THE LIFE AND BOOKS OF PLOTINUS; Epilogue on ancient and Christian biography; Further reading; 0 ANCIENT BIOGRAPHY; General works; Ancient autobiography; Bibliographical aids; 1 IN THE BEGINNING WAS XENOPHON; Origins; Ion of Chios; Xenophon; The Socratic writings; Plato, Apology and Phaedo; Xenophon, Memorabilia. Isocrates, EvagorasXenophon, Agesilaus; Xenophon, Cyropaedia; 2 HELLENISTIC THEORY AND PRACTICE; Fragments and hypotheses; Aristoxenus; Satyrus and Lives of the poets; Hermippus the Callimachean; Antigonus of Carystus; 3 POPULAR HEROES; Life of Aesop; Life of Alexander; Lives of Homer; 4 THE GOSPELS; Genre and relation to Graeco-Roman literature; Sayings collections; The canonical gospels; Birth and infancy gospels; 5 POLITICAL BIOGRAPHY AT ROME; Roman biography; Cornelius Nepos; Nicolaus of Damascus; Tacitus, Agricola; Suetonius; 6 PLUTARCH AND HIS PARALLEL LIVES; Plutarch generally.

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