Fame and Infamy: Essays for Christopher Pelling on Characterization in Greek and Roman Biography…

Hardcover | July 25, 2015

EditorRhiannon Ash, Judith Mossman, Frances B. Titchener

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Fame and Infamy honours Christopher Pelling, reflecting the range of his interests and demonstrating the extent of his influence in spearheading the so-called literary turn in the study of ancient historiography. The volumes twenty-four chapters are written by former pupils, graduate students,and close academic associates, themselves leading experts in their fields, from the UK and overseas. They consider the central question of characterization within Greek and Roman historiography and biography from a fresh perspective, combining close readings of texts of individual authors andoverarching exploration into questions of how and why characterization in the ancient world evolves in the ways that it does. Spanning a wide period of time, and focusing on writers from both the Greek and Roman worlds - from Herodotus to Cassius Dio, and from Cicero to Suetonius and beyond - thisvolume will be essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of the genres of historiography and biography in the ancient world.

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Fame and Infamy honours Christopher Pelling, reflecting the range of his interests and demonstrating the extent of his influence in spearheading the so-called literary turn in the study of ancient historiography. The volumes twenty-four chapters are written by former pupils, graduate students,and close academic associates, themselves l...

Rhiannon Ash is Fellow and Tutor in Classics at Merton College, Oxford University. Judith Mossman is Professor of Classics at the University of Nottingham. Frances B. Titchener is Professor of History at Utah State University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.25 inPublished:July 25, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsDonald Russell: A Conversation Between Plutarch and LampriasFrances B. Titchener: Introduction: An Appreciation of Chris Pelling1. David Gribble: BASANOS KAI PAIDIA: Image, Characterization, and Individuation in Sympotic Literature2. Emily Baragwanath: Characterization in Herodotus3. Katherine Clarke: Putting Up Pyramids, Characterizing Kings4. Mathieu de Bakker: Herodotus on Being 'Good': Characterization and Explanation5. Carolyn Dewarld: 'The Medium is the Message': Herodotus and his Logoi6. John Marincola: Plutarch, Herodotus, and the Historian's Character7. Tim Rood: Self-Characterization and Political Thought in Xenophon's Anabasis8. Michael A. Flower: Implied Characterization and the Meaning of History in Xenophon's Hellenica9. Timothy E. Duff: Aspect and Subordination in Plutarchan Narrative10. Judith Mossman: Dressed for Success? Clothing in Plutarch's Demetrius11. Philip Stadter: 'The Love of Noble Deeds': Plutarch's Portrait of Aratus of Sicyon12. Matthew Fox: Plutarch's Numa and the Rhetoric of Aetiology13. Lynn Fotheringham: Plutarch and Dio on Cicero at the Trial of Milo14. Harriet L. Flower: The Rapture and the Sorrow: Characterization in Sulla's Memoirs15. Mark Toher: Characterizing Augustus16. Ewen Bowie: Teachers and Students in Roman Athens17. A. J. Woodman: Tacitus and Germanicus: Monuments and Models18. Rhiannon Ash: At the End of the Rainbow: Nero and Dido's Gold (Tacitus Annals 16.1-3)19. Alexei V. Zadorojnyi: Colour in Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars20. Luke Pitcher: Bigger from a Distance: Appian on Antiochus 'the Great'21. D. S. Levene: Three Readings of Character in the Periochae of Livy22. Jonathan Williams: From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth: The Meaning of Paul's Two Names at Acts 13.923. Simon Swain: Pagan and Christian Sex Lives in the Roman Empire24. Teresa Morgan: Not the Whole Story? Moralizing Biography and Imitatio ChristiReferencesIndex LocorumGeneral Index