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Title Political autobiographies and memoirs in antiquity : a Brill companion / edited by Gabriele Marasco
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (x, 461 pages)
Series Brill's companions in classical studies.
Contents Abbreviations -- Classical Greece/ V.J. Gray -- Royal autobiography in the Hellenistic age/ Cinzia Bearzot -- The Hellenistic age: autobiography and political struggles/ Gabriele Marasco -- Republican Rome: autobiography and political struggles/ J.M. Candau -- The late republic: autobiographies and memoirs in the age of the civil wars/ Jeffrey Tatum -- Caesar and the Corpus Caesarianum/ Marc Mayer -- The Augustan Age/ Joseph Geiger -- Augustus: the emperor writes his own account/ Ronald Thomas Ridley -- The early empire/ Pere Villalba Varneda -- The second and third century/ Richard Westall and Frederick Brenk -- The late empire/ Hartmut Leppin
Summary Through the examination of political autobiographies and memoirs, some preserved in their entirety, others known only from fragments, this book offers a fascinating picture of the way characters who stand out in history saw and represented themselves and their own political actions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Biography as a literary form.
Classical biography -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Marasco, Gabriele.
ISBN 1283280833
9004214658 (electronic)
9789004214651 (electronic)
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