Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography

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Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography

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Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography

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Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography

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The Greek and Roman Critics

Elsewhere he blames the poets for their immoral stories about the gods . ... 1 But see D. R. Stuart's chapter on ' The Pretensions of Isocrates ' in his Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography ( Berkeley , 1928 ) , 91-118 .

The Greek and Roman Critics

**** An account of Greek and Roman views on literature, chronicling th development of literary, critical, and stylistic theories during the thousand years from Homer to the third century A.D. Discusses the work of Homer, Pindar, Aristophanes, Socrates, Horace, Tacitus, and Quintilian, and covers comedy, epic, tragedy, and schools of philosophy. Originally published by the Univ. of Toronto Press in 1968 (and cited in BCL3). Paper edition (310-7), $16.95. For anyone interested in the history of criticism. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

What Are the Gospels

A Comparison with Graeco-Roman Biography Richard A. Burridge. CHAPTER 6 The Generic Features of Early Graeco - Roman βíoι The ancient biographers can always claim the credit for having established biography as a major form of literature ...

What Are the Gospels

"The publication of Richard Burridge's What Are the Gospels? in 1992 inaugurated a transformation in Gospel studies by overturning the previous consensus about Gospel uniqueness. Burridge argued convincingly for an understanding of the Gospels as biographies, a ubiquitous genre in the Graeco-Roman world. To establish this claim, Burridge compared each of the four canonical Gospels to the many extant Graeco-Roman biographies. Drawing on insights from literary theory, he demonstrated that the previously widespread view of the Gospels as unique compositions was false. Burridge went on to discuss what a properly "biographical" perspective might mean for Gospel interpretation, which was amply demonstrated in the revised second edition reflecting on how his view had become the new consensus. This third, twenty-fifth anniversary edition not only celebrates the continuing influence of What Are the Gospels?, but also features a major new contribution in which Burridge analyzes recent debates and scholarship about the Gospels. Burridge both answers his critics and reflects upon the new directions now being taken by those who accept the biographical approach. This new edition also features as an appendix a significant article in which he tackles the related problem of the genre of Acts. A proven book with lasting staying power, What Are the Gospels? is not only still as relevant and instructive as it was when first published, but will also doubtlessly inspire new research and scholarship in the years ahead."-- Provided by publisher.

A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography Mythology and Geography

Partly Based Upon the Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology William Smith ... contemporaries are given with greater brevity than the lives of such persons as lived in the more important epochs of Greek and Roman his tory ...

A New Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography  Mythology and Geography


A NEW CLASSICAL DICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN BIOGRAPHY MYTHOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY PARTLY BASED UPON THE DICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN BIOGRAPHY AND MYTHOLOGY

The present work may be divided into the three distinct parts , Biography , Mythology , and Geography , on each of which ... greater brevity than the lives of such persons as lived in the more important epochs of Greek and Roman history ...

A NEW CLASSICAL DICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN BIOGRAPHY  MYTHOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY  PARTLY BASED UPON THE DICTIONARY OF GREEK AND ROMAN BIOGRAPHY AND MYTHOLOGY


A Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography Mythology and Geography

Accordingly , while more space has been given to the prominent Greek and Roman writers , and to the more ... are given with greater brevity than the lives of such persons as lived in the more important epochs of Greek and Roman history ...

A Classical Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography  Mythology and Geography


Canonizing Paul

On ancient biography, see Duane Reed Stuart, Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1928); Arnaldo Momigliano, The Development of Greek Biography (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, ...

Canonizing Paul

Canonizing Paul explores the role of ancient editorial practices on the production and exegetical reception of Paul's letters as instantiated in the Marcionite, Euthalian, and Vulgate editions. By considering not only textual alteration but also arrangement and ancillary materials, this study reveals the interrelationship of text and paratext.

The Political Biographies of Cornelius Nepos

The Lost Memoirs of Augustus and the Development of Roman Autobiography. ... In John Marincola, ed.,A Companion to Greek and Roman Historiography, 528–40. Oxford: Blackwell. Stadter, Philip. ... Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography.

The Political Biographies of Cornelius Nepos

The Roman writer Cornelius Nepos was a friend of Cicero and Catullus and other first-century BCE authors, and portions of his encyclopedic work On Famous Men are the earliest surviving biographies written in Latin. In The Political Biographies of Cornelius Nepos, Rex Stem presents Nepos as a valuable witness to the late Republican era, whose biographies share the exemplary republican political perspective of his contemporaries Cicero and Livy. Stem argues that Nepos created the genre of grouped political biographies in order to characterize renowned Mediterranean figures as role models for Roman leaders, and he shows how Nepos invested his biographies with moral and political arguments against tyranny. This book, the first to regard Nepos as a serious thinker in his own right, also functions as a general introduction to Nepos, placing him in his cultural context. Stem examines Nepos' contributions to the growth of biography, and he defends Nepos from his critics at the same time that he lays out the political significance and literary innovation of Nepos' writings. Accessible to advanced undergraduates, this volume is addressed to a general audience of classicists and ancient historians, as well as those broadly interested in biography, historiography, and political thought.

Writing the Gospels

Greek biographical writings, βίοι , have various origins in epic poetry and the interest in heroes, ... but especially 67–76; also D. R. Stuart, Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography (Berkeley: University of California Press, ...

Writing the Gospels

In this book prominent biblical scholars engage with Francis Watson's most striking arguments on the creation of the gospels. Their contributions focus in particular on his argument for a fourfold gospel rather than four separate gospels, his argument against Q but for an early sayings collection, and on the larger landscape of Jesus studies, gospel reception and interpretation The contributors ask whether, and in what ways, Watson's reorientation of gospel studies is successful, and explore its implications for research. Leading scholars including Jens Schröter, Margaret Mitchell, Richard Bauckham and many others provide a close critical and creative engagement with Watson's work. More than merely a critical review of Watson's writing, this book carries forward his work with fresh treatments and provides an essential volume for students and scholars seeking to understand the landscape of gospel studies and to explore new directions within it.

Jesus of Nazareth in New Testament Preaching

For example , D. R. Stuart insists that the earliest forms of Roman biographical writing arose from laudatio funebris and not from Greek encomia : Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography ( Berkeley , 1928 ) .

Jesus of Nazareth in New Testament Preaching

This book argues that an account of the life and character of Jesus formed an integral part of the early church's preaching. Against many modern scholars, Dr Stanton seeks to show that interest in the life of Jesus was not a late development within primitive Christianity. A study of Luke's Gospel indicates that in his own day reference to the life and character of Jesus was an important part of missionary preaching. In this respect at least, Luke was no innovator. The references in the speeches in Acts to the life of Jesus can be traced to Luke's use of earlier traditions. Dr Stanton then takes up the much-debated question of Paul's interest in Jesus of Nazareth. The author challenges several widely-accepted views from critical conclusions about the nature and purpose of the traditions on which the evangelists drew.

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Biography

Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography. Berkeley, CA. Suard, F. 2001. Alexandre le Grand. La vie, la légende. Paris. Suerbaum, W. 2002. 'Laudatio funebris', in W. Suerbaum (ed.), Handbuch der lateinischen Literatur der Antike, vol.

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Biography

Biography is one of the most widespread literary genres worldwide. Biographies and autobiographies of actors, politicians, Nobel Prize winners, and other famous figures have never been more prominent in book shops and publishers' catalogues. This Handbook offers a wide-ranging, multi-authored survey on biography in Antiquity from its earliest representatives to Late Antiquity. It aims to be a broad introduction and a reference tool on the one hand, and to move significantly beyond the state-of-the-art on the other. To this end, it addresses conceptual questions about this sprawling genre, offers both in-depth readings of key texts and diachronic studies, and deals with the reception of ancient biography across multiple eras up to the present day. In addition, it takes a wide approach to the concept of ancient biography by examining biographical depictions in different textual and visual media (epigraphy, sculpture, architecture) and by providing outlines of biographical developments in ancient and late antique cultures other than Graeco-Roman. Highly accessible, this book aims at a broad audience ranging from specialists to newcomers in the field. Chapters provide English translations of ancient (and modern) terminology and citations. In addition, all individual chapters are concluded by a section containing suggestions for further reading on their specific topic.

Biography

The Development of Greek Biography: Four Lectures. ... The Romans continued to make the Greek distinction between biography and history, biography tending to be more anecdotal and encomiastic. ... Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography.

Biography

This is the only comprehensive, annotated bibliography of writing about biography. Rollyson, a biographer and scholar of biography, includes chapters on the history of biography (beginning in the Greco-Roman period and concluding with biographers such as Leon Edel and Richard Ellmann). Ample sections on psychobiography, the new feminist biography, and on biographers who appear in works of fiction, are also included. Cited in many recent books on the genre of biography, Biography: An Annotated Bibliography, is an essential research tool as well as a clearly written work for those wishing to browse through the commentary on this important genre.

The New Testament in Its Literary Environment

On the other hand , the features of Greco - Roman biography surveyed above offer many close if not exact parallels to ... 1898 ) , and Duane Reed Stuart , Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography ( University of California Press , 1928 ) .

The New Testament in Its Literary Environment

A study of the relationship between the New Testament writings and other literature of late antiquity. This comprehensive introduction identifies and describes the major literary genres and forms found in the New Testament and Early Christian non-canonical literature. Comparing them with those prevalent in Judaism and Hellenism, it sheds light on the conventions that the New Testament writers chose to follow.

The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography

Stuart, D.R. Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1928. Sundberg, A. C. 'Canon Muratori: A Fourth-Century List'. HTR 66 (1973): 1—41. Swain, S. 'Biography and Biographic in the Literature of the ...

The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography

It is widely accepted by New Testament scholars that the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles probably originated as two parts of one work by a single author. In spite of this, the books have been assigned to very different genres: Luke is traditionally viewed as a biography of Jesus, and Acts as a history of the early church. Comparing in detail the structure and content of Acts with the formal features of history, novel, epic and biography, Sean Adams challenges this division. Applying both ancient and modern genre theory, he argues that the best genre parallel for the Acts of the Apostles is in fact collected biography. Offering a nuanced and sophisticated understanding of genre theory, along with an insightful argument regarding the composition and purpose of Acts, this book will be of interest to those studying the New Testament, Acts, genre theory and ancient literature.

Why B os On the Relationship Between Gospel Genre and Implied Audience

A. Momigliano, The Development of Greek Biography (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993), pp.23–33. ... Leo, Die griechisch-römische Biographie, p.102; D. R. Stuart, Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography (Berkeley: University of ...

Why B  os  On the Relationship Between Gospel Genre and Implied Audience

Justin Marc Smith argues that the gospels were intended to be addressed to a wide and varied audience. He does this by considering them to be works of ancient biography, comparative to the Greco-Roman biography. The earliest Christian interpreters of the Gospels did not understand their works to be sectarian documents. Rather, the wider context of Jesus literature in the second and third centuries points toward the broader Christian practice of writing and disseminating literary presentations of Jesus and Jesus traditions as widely as possible. Smith addresses the difficulty in reconstructing the various gospel communities that might lie behind the gospel texts and suggests that the 'all nations' motif present in all four of the canonical gospels suggests an ideal secondary audience beyond those who could be identified as Christian.

Monument und Inschrift

Dazu D.R. Stuart, Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography, Berkeley 1928, 201 ff. Nach S. Mazzari- no, in: Antico, tardoantico ed èra costantiniana, Bari 1980, II 289 f. wurde das Konzept des cursus honorum von den Etruskern übernommen. der ...

Monument und Inschrift

One of the most important forms of senatorial representation was a monument embellished with an inscription. Inscription and monumentwere always intimately related, so that epigraphy and the study ofancient historyare challenged to workmore closely with archaeology. Only in this way is it possible to establish a correct understanding of how senators represented themselves.Therefore, the articles collected in this volume create the basis for a new viewpoint of the social and cultural history of the senatorial order under the Roman Empire.

The Motif of Wonder in the Gospel of Mark

To be fair, one must also say that not every Greco-Roman biography had the elements Weiss suggests. ... Biography gained prestige during the Roman Imperial age. ... D.S. Reed, Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography (New 2.

The Motif of Wonder in the Gospel of Mark

This is a study of the language of wonder or amazement, comparing its use in Graeco-Roman, early Jewish and early Christian literature to the Gospel of Mark. Mark's intensive use of wonder, often redactional, impels us to regard the passion and empty tomb scenes as manifesting God's presence. Mark is unique among the Gospels in the density of his wonder language, which signifies the breaking in of the rule of God. Miracles, teaching, restoration to community, passion and empty tomb are all marked as divine interventions in the Gospel by reactions of wonder.

Dictionary of New Testament Background

Therefore marked similarities of form and content can be demonstrated between the Gospels and ancient biographies. ... of Work in the Roman Lives,” JHS 99 (1979) 74-96; D. R. Stuart, Epochs of Greek and Roman Biography (Berkeley and Los ...

Dictionary of New Testament Background

The 'Dictionary of New Testament Background' joins the 'Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels', the 'Dictionary of Paul and his Letters' and the 'Dictionary of the Later New Testament and its Developments' as the fourth in a landmark series of reference works on the Bible. In a time when our knowledge of the ancient Mediterranean world has grown, this volume sets out for readers the wealth of Jewish and Greco-Roman background that should inform our reading and understanding of the New Testament and early Christianity. 'The Dictionary of New Testament Background', takes full advantage of the flourishing study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and offers individual articles focused on the most important scrolls. In addition, the Dictionary encompasses the fullness of second-temple Jewish writings, whether pseudepigraphic, rabbinic, parables, proverbs, histories or inscriptions. Articles abound on aspects of Jewish life and thought, including family, purity, liturgy and messianism. The full scope of Greco-Roman culture is displayed in articles ranging across language and rhetoric, literacy and book benefactors, travel and trade, intellectual movements and ideas, and ancient geographical perspectives. No other reference work presents so much in one place for students of the New Testament. Here an entire library of scholarship is made available in summary form. The Dictionary of New Testament Background can stand alone, or work in concert with one or more of its companion volumes in the series. Written by acknowledged experts in their fields, this wealth of knowledge of the New Testament era is carefully aimed at the needs of contemporary students of the New Testament. In addition, its full bibliographies and cross-references to other volumes in the series will make it the first book to reach for in any investigation of the New Testament in its ancient setting.