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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: 12 credits of ANCS, or permission of the instructor. (lec 3) cr 3. Students may not retain credit for both CLAS 4056, ANCS 4056, ANSC 3056 and CLAS 3056.

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