Die Griechische Biographie In Hellenistischer Zeit

Die Griechische Biographie In Hellenistischer Zeit

Hardback Beiträge zur Altertumskunde Language: English / German / Italian

Edited by Michael Erler, Edited by Stefan Schorn


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  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • Format: Hardback | 492 pages
  • Language: English / German / Italian
  • Dimensions: 163mm x 230mm x 32mm | 835g
  • Publication date: 17 December 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin/Boston
  • ISBN 10: 3110195046
  • ISBN 13: 9783110195040
  • Edition: Multilingual edition
  • Edition statement: Multilingual
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

Product description

The volumepresents the papers delivered to an international conference on Hellenistic biography.Besides literary portraits of individual authors, often presented for the first time, the volume includes studies on earlier forms of the genre, mutual influence on and of other contemporary forms of literature, as well as studies on literary techniques and the use of motifs . The papers constitute a significant contribution to research on Hellenistic biography, and demonstrate its importance in the literary environment of the time, as well as for the extant biographies of the Roman Imperial Period.

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Michael ErlerundStefan Schorn, Julius-Maximilians-Universitat Wurzburg. "

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"On the whole, the contributions to this volume are of outstanding quality; each of them comes with a separate bibliography, which facilitates further research on individual aspects. Readers who are at home in the field of biblical studies will find many parallels to their own work and will certainly draw inspiration from this state-of-the-art product of one of our sister disciplines. It is most warmly recommended."Stephan Witetschek in: Review of Biblical Literature 2009 "Insgesamt liefert der Band einen instruktiven Einblick in die vielschichtigen Probleme der biographischen und autobiographischen Produktion der hellenistischen Zeit. Ein differenzierter Index der Quellen sowie ausfuhrliche Literaturhinweise am Ende eines jeden Beitrages bilden eine wichtige Dokumentation des Textbestandes und der Forschungssituation. [...]Keine Diskussion uber die hellenistische Biographie wird in Zukunft ohne die Referenz auf Die griechische Biographie in hellenistischer Zeit auskommen konnen.Holger Sonnabend in: http: //hsozkult.geschichte.hu-berlin.de/rezensionen/2008-2-162"