Historiography and Life Writing in the Late Antique World
- the factors that influenced historians’ choice of a particular model of biographical presentation over another;
- the incorporation and adaptation of biographical source material (including translations) into historiography;
- how historians played with their readers’ expectations by both alluding to and breaking the generic conventions of different types of biographical literature;
- the differences in the presentation of lives across the historiographical traditions of alternative writing cultures, like Syriac or Coptic;
- how imagined audiences determined the stylistic and compositional choices of historians narrating the life of a historical character.