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

Rhiannon Ash, Judith Mossman, and Frances B. Titchener


This book considers from a fresh perspective the central question of how characterization evolves in these two major Classical genres. Over recent decades, the debate about how individuals are portrayed in prose texts has developed in increasingly nuanced ways. The questions which now tend to be posed about prose texts bring them much more closely into line with the subtle ways in which poetry has long been analysed. Moreover, engagement with the literary strategies at work in historiography and biography has a fundamental impact on the relationship of these texts with each other and with poet ... More

Keywords: characterization, biography, historiography, Greek, Roman

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662326
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rhiannon Ash, editor
Fellow and Tutor in Classics, University of Oxford

Judith Mossman, editor
Professor of Classics, University of Nottingham

Frances B. Titchener, editor

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