A History of Autobiography in Antiquity, Part 1

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Psychology Press, 1950 - Social Science - 368 pages
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The Arthurian legend closes with a promise: On a distant day, when his country calls, the king will return. His lost realm will be regained, and his shattered dream of an ideal world will, at last, be realized. This collection of original essays explores the issue of return in the modern Arthurian legend. With an Introduction by noted scholar Raymond H. Thompson and 13 essays by authors from the fields of literature, art history, film history, and folklore, this collection reveals the flexibility of the legend. Just as the modern legend takes the form current to its generation, the myth of return generates a new legend with each telling. As these authors show, return can come in the form of a noble king or a Caribbean immigrant, with the mystery of an art theft or a dying boy's dream.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
MIDDLE EAST
19
Part I
59
CHAP
67
AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN CLASSICAL ATTIC LITERATURE
96
AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN THE HELLENISTIC
177
CHAP
186
AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN POLITICAL LIFE
199
Autobiographical works of Roman statesmen down
231
Autobiographies of the Roman Emperors
246
The Monumental Record of Deeds of the Emperor
271
CHAP
287
The literary practice of Selfrevelation among
295
Autobiographies of Hellenistic writers
307
Authors accounts of their Works and Studies
326
NOTES
339

The development of Autobiography in the aristo
208

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