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Greek and Roman biography embraces even more than Plutarch, Suetonius and their misplaced Hellenistic antecedents. during this ebook Professor Hägg explores the total diversity and variety of historic biography, from its Socratic beginnings to the Christian acquisition of the shape in past due antiquity. He exhibits how inventive writers constructed the lives of well known heroes like Homer, Aesop and Alexander and the way the Christian gospels grew from naked sayings to complete lives.
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