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The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Biography

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Biography (Hardback)

Edited by De Temmerman, Koen

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Biography is one of the most widespread literary genres worldwide. Biographies and autobiographies of actors, politicians, Nobel Prize winners, and other famous figures have never been more prominent in book shops and publishers' catalogues. This Handbook offers a wide-ranging, m...ulti-authored survey on biography in Antiquity from its earliest representatives to Late Antiquity. It aims to be a broad introduction and a reference tool on the one hand, and to move significantly beyond the state-of-the-art on the other. To this end, it addresses conceptual questions about this sprawling genre, offers both in-depth readings of key texts and diachronic studies, and deals with the reception of ancient biography across multiple eras up to the present day. In addition, it takes a wide approach to the concept of ancient biography by examining biographical depictions in different textual and visual media (epigraphy, sculpture, architecture) and by providing outlines of biographical developments in ancient and late antique cultures other than Graeco-Roman. Highly accessible, this book aims at a broad audience ranging from specialists to newcomers in the field. Chapters provide English translations of ancient (and modern) terminology and citations. In addition, all individual chapters are concluded by a section containing suggestions for further reading on their specific topic.
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ISBN 9780198703013
Released NZ 30 Nov 2020
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Series Oxford Handbooks
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ISBN-13 9780198703013
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Released 30 Nov 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by De Temmerman, Koen
Series Oxford Handbooks
Category History Of Art: BCE To C 500 CE, Ancient & Classical World
Other Prose: Classical, Early & Medieval
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
World History: BCE To C 500 CE
Number of Pages 800
Dimensions Width: 180mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 50mm
Dewey Code 920.03
Weight 1,544g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ancient History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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