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Unformatted text preview: other enthnographical works covered Britons, Germans: stereotypes, with noble savage presented as contrast to corrupt Romans----another notable historians: Suetonius : Lives of the Twelve Caesars , often focus on emperors' personal life; Plutarch (in Greek): biographies of notable Greeks and Romans; mooralizing Seneca the Younger stoic philosphy, expressed in 'letters' author of melodramatic tragedies advisor to Nero (ordered to commit suicide) Greek prose writers in the empire include: Marcus Aurelius , emperor/stoic philosophy [excerpt on web] Lucian humorous prose works, in Attic style (Second Sophistic) Strabo geography Ptolemy : astronomy and geography ; authoritative until Renaissance Galen : physician Plotinus (3rd c. CE): neo-Platonist; "logical mysticism" Also note the genre of "Ancient Novel" prose works, usually in Greek, featuring fictional tales of (mis)adventure and romance...
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course CLA 160 taught by Professor Burgess during the Spring '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.
- Spring '08