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A. Introduction (CT)

Biography is one of the oldest literary genres and is divided into many different types, among them biographies of heroes, politicians, orators, artists, etc. The various functions and ways in which biographies are presented gave rise to various designations such as individual, collective, parallel, and social …

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Feistner, Edith (Munich), “Biography”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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