The Limits of Ancient Biography: Genre and Technique

The Limits of Ancient Biography: Genre and Technique

by Brian McGing
     
 

ISBN-10: 1905125127

ISBN-13: 9781905125128

Pub. Date: 12/28/2007

Publisher: Classical Press of Wales, The

The genre of biography in the ancient world is interestingly diverse and permeable and deserves intensive study, bearing as it does on ideas of characterization and the individual. This volume considers both the form and the content of biography across the ancient world, and is particularly interested in the frontiers with other related genres, such as history. The…  See more details below

Overview

The genre of biography in the ancient world is interestingly diverse and permeable and deserves intensive study, bearing as it does on ideas of characterization and the individual. This volume considers both the form and the content of biography across the ancient world, and is particularly interested in the frontiers with other related genres, such as history. The papers range from the Old Testament to the Arab world, from the New Testament to the Lives of Saints, from the classic Greek and Roman biographers to less well known practitioners of the art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781905125128
Publisher:
Classical Press of Wales, The
Publication date:
12/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
450
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Brian McGing (Trinity College, Dublin and Judith Mossman (University of Nottingham) , Introduction; Andrew D. H. Mayes (Trinity College, Dublin), Biography in the Ancient World: the Story of the Rise of David; Elizabeth Irwin (Columbia University) , The Biographies of Poets: the Case of Solon; Richard A. Burridge (King's College, London) , Reading the Gospels as Biography: Mark Edwards (Christ Church, Oxford) , Gospel and Genre: Some Reservations; Sean Freyne (Trinity College, Dublin) , Mark's Gospel and Ancient Biography; Justin Taylor (École biblique et archéologue française de Jerusalem) , The Acts of the Apostles as Biography; John Moles (University of Newcastle) , Cynic Influence upon First-Century Judaism and Early Christianity?; Brian McGing (Trinity College, Dublin) , Philo's Adaptation of the Bible in the Life of Moses; Ewen Bowie (Corpus Christi College, Oxford) , Portrait of the Sophist as a Young Man; John Dillon (Trinity College, Dublin) , Holy and Not So Holy: on the Interpretation of Late Antique Biography: Zuleika Rodgers (Trinity College, Dublin) , Justice for Justus: a Re-Examination of Justus of Tiberias' Role in Josephus' Autobiography; Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (Corpus Christi College, Oxford) , Sacred Writing, Sacred Reading: the Function of Aelius Aristides' Self-Presentation as Author in the Sacred Tales; Keith Sidwell and Noreen Humble (National University of Ireland, Cork) , Dreams of Glory: Lucian as Autobiographer; Jason König (University of St Andrews) , The Cynic and Christian Lives of Lucian's Peregrinus; Christopher Pelling (Christ Church, Oxford) , Breaking the Bounds: Writing about Caesar; Judith Mossman (University of Nottingham) , Travel Writing, History and Biography; Tim Whitmarsh (University of Exeter) , 'This In-Between Book': Language, Politics and Genre in the Agricola ; Mike Trapp (King's College, London) , Biography in Letters; Biography and Letters; Alexei V. Zadorojnyi , Tyranny in Imperial Biography; Simon Swain (University of Warwick) , Beyond the Limits of Greek Biography: Galen from Alexandria to the Arabs.

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