Die griechische Biographie in hellenistischer Zeit: Akten des internationalen Kongresses vom 26.-29. Juli 2006 in Würzburg
Erler, Michael and Stefan Schorn, editors
Berlin: de Gruyter, 2007 pp. vi + 492. $157.00
Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, 245
Description: The volume presents 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.
Subjects: Greco-Roman Literature, Literature
Review by Stephan Witetschek
Citation: Stephan Witetschek, review of Michael Erler and Stefan Schorn, eds., Die griechische Biographie in hellenistischer Zeit: Akten des internationalen Kongresses vom 26.-29. Juli 2006 in Würzburg, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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