Portraits: Biographical Representation in the Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire

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Overview

This collection of essays illustrates the growth of interest in the representation of individuals, which resulted from the changed environment within which Greek and Latin authors worked in late antiquity. The subjects all fall within the period of the Roman empire, and illustrate the importance of individual personality in literature for an age in which few individuals could hope to achieve political significance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198149378
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 12/4/1997
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Christ Church, Oxford

Warwick University

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1 Biography and Biographic in the Literature of the Roman Empire 1
2 Dying for the Law: The Martyr's Portrait in Jewish-Greek Literature 39
3 Simon Magus, the Bad Samaritan 69
4 Aulus Gellius: The Non-Visual Portraitist Appendix: On the Sources for Polemo's [actual symbol not reproducible] 113
5 Biographical History? Cassius Dio on the Early Principate 117
6 Eusebius' Vita Constantini and the Construction of Constantine 145
7 The Life of Daniel 175
Epilogue 227
Bibliography 235
Index 259
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