By Arnaldo Momigliano
Arnaldo Momigliano strains the expansion of old biography from the 5th century to the 1st century B.C. He asks new questions on the origins and improvement of Greek biography, and makes complete use of recent facts exposed in fresh a long time from papyri and different assets. by way of clarifying the social and highbrow implication of the truth that the Greeks stored biography and autobiography certain from historiography, he contributes to an realizing of a easy dichotomy within the Western culture of old writing.
The improvement of Greek Biography is totally annotated, and encompasses a bibliography designed to function an advent to the research of biography in general.
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