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Shaping the Truth

Miranda Seymour

in Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Humans who are governed by emotional states have the capacity to establish, develop, and retain different interpretations of the people familiar to them. Hence it is the part of the biographer to ... More


Why Don’t Jews Write Biography?

Simon Goldhill

in Being Christian in Late Antiquity: A Festschrift for Gillian Clark

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199656035
eISBN:
9780191767821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656035.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World, Early Christian Studies

Biography is a standard and multiform genre in antiquity. Greco-Roman society recognizes it as a genre, and it has many varieties of form. At the same time, Christianity used biography as a central ... More


Introduction

David Sansone, David Sansone, and David Sansone

in Aris and Phillips Classical Texts: Lives of Aristeides and Cato

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780856684210
eISBN:
9781800342811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780856684210.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter provides an overview of Plutarch's Lives, which represent a valuable ancient source for the more interesting periods of Greek and Roman history. However, it is not as a ... More


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