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Diogenes Laertius

Diogenes Laertius  

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(? 3rd c. ad)Greek biographer. Diogenes is not a serious philosopher, but his book Lives of Eminent Philosophers is a major biographical source for all classical Greek and Roman philosophers until ...
Eriugena, John Scottus

Eriugena, John Scottus  

(c.810–c.877)Also known as John the Scot, Eriugena was born in Ireland, achieved a remarkable degree of learning, and taught at the court of Charles the Bald. He is important as a translator and ...
Historia Augusta

Historia Augusta  

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Title given by I. Casaubon (1603) to a collection of biographies (see biography, Roman) of Roman emperors, Caesars, and usurpers from ad 117 to 284 (Hadrian to Carinus and Numerianus). ...
narrative

narrative  

[Th]The creation of a historical narrative is, for many, the ultimate aim of archaeological research—developing a rounded knowledge about the past, or some aspect of it, which combines the ...
Plutarch

Plutarch  

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(c. 46–c. 120),Greek biographer and philosopher. He is chiefly known for Parallel Lives, a collection of biographies of prominent Greeks and Romans in which the moral character of his subjects is ...
Suetonius

Suetonius  

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(c. 69–c. 150 ad)Roman biographer and historian. His surviving works include Lives of the Caesars, covering Julius Caesar and the Roman emperors who followed him, up to Domitian.
Xenophon

Xenophon  

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(c. 435–c. 354 bc),Greek historian, writer, and military leader. From 401 he fought with Cyrus the Younger against Artaxerxes II, and led an army of 10,000 Greek mercenaries in their retreat of about ...

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