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Mapping Lives: The Uses of Biography

Peter France and William St Clair (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263181
eISBN:
9780191734595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Why biography? This collection of chapters on the problems and functions of biography, and particularly the biography of writers, thinkers, and artists, investigates a subject of enduring importance ... More


Writing a Modern Biography of an Ancient Roman

Roy K. Gibson

in Man of High Empire: The Life of Pliny the Younger

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780199948192
eISBN:
9780190094003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199948192.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Modern biographies of ancient individuals focus on emperors and generals, as a form of political or military history. A biography of a ‘private’ individual like Pliny raises more urgently the ... More


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