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A fundamental division offers, however, a useful preliminary view: biographies
written from personal knowledge of the subject and those written from research.
Firsthand knowledge. The biography that results from what might be called a vital
of the classical Mediterranean world, Socrates and Jesus Christ, both prompted
the creation of magnificent biographies written by their followers. To what extent
Plato's life Plato's of Socrates keeps to strict biographical truth cannot now ...
revolution, unlike that at the end of the 18th century, was eventually destined to
enlarge and enhance the stature of biography. The chief developments of
modern life writing may be conveniently classified under five heads: (1) an
increase in ...
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