Historical Figures and the Greek Biographical Tradition
This course examines the development of ancient Greek biography with respect to figures such as Pericles, Alexander the Great and Julius Caesar. It analyses the originality of this literary genre from the Athenian encomia of the fifth century B.C.E. down to the Parallel Lives of Plutarch. The relevant texts are read in translation. PREREQ: 6 credits of ANCS or permission of the instructor. (lec 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both CLAS 3056, ANCS 3056, ANSC 4056 and CLAS 4056. Lecture (3.00).