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Fame and Infamy: Essays for Christopher Pelling on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography and Historiography

ISBN : 9780199662326

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Author: 
Rhiannon Ash; Judith Mossman; Frances B. Titchener
Pages
448 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
155 x 222 mm
Pub date
Jun 2015
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Fame and Infamy honours Christopher Pelling, reflecting the range of his interests and demonstrating the extent of his influence in spearheading the so-called literary turn in the study of ancient historiography. The volumes twenty-four chapters are written by former pupils, graduate students, and close academic associates, themselves leading experts in their fields, from the UK and overseas. They consider the central question of characterization within Greek and Roman historiography and biography from a fresh perspective, combining close readings of texts of individual authors and overarching exploration into questions of how and why characterization in the ancient world evolves in the ways that it does. Spanning a wide period of time, and focusing on writers from both the Greek and Roman worlds - from Herodotus to Cassius Dio, and from Cicero to Suetonius and beyond - this volume will be essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of the genres of historiography and biography in the ancient world.

Index: 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
A CONVERSATION BETWEEN PLUTARCH AND LAMPRIAS BY DONALD RUSSELL
INTRODUCTION: AN APPRECIATION OF CHRIS PELLING BY FRANCES B. TITCHENER
REFERENCES
INDEX LOCORUM
GENERAL INDEX

About the author: 

Rhiannon Ash is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Merton College, Oxford University.; Judith Mossman is Professor of Classics at the University of Nottingham.; Frances B. Titchener is Professor of History at Utah State University.

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