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By Gabriele Marasco

Historical autobiography has been the item of a number of stories and conferences. even though, those have centred mainly at the philosophical and literary points. This publication goals to check the advance of political autobiography and memoirs within the Greek and Roman international, stressing, as a substitute, the relation of a unmarried paintings with the traditions of the style and likewise the effect of the respective goals of the authors at the composition of autobiographies. now and then those works have been written as a method of propaganda in a political fight, or to protect a earlier motion, and infrequently to provide fabric to historians. still, they nonetheless defend the non-public point of view and voice of the protagonists in all their vividness, whether distorted through the purpose of protecting their checklist. Political Autobiographies and Memoirs in Antiquity may be a hugely important and invaluable reference instrument for either students and scholars of Greek and Roman background and literature.

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