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

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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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M. J. Edwards is at Christ Church, Oxford. Simon Swain is at Warwick University.

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"The essays are sophisticated and perceptive, a valuable contribution for scholars tracing the further devolution of a never respectable genre."--Religious Studies Review


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