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The notion of autobiography in antiquity is far from evident. In modern times, autobiography is generally understood as the concept of a book written with the sole object to give a portrait of the author him- or herself. The author is the one who is writing, but at the same time, he or she is the one w…

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Smalbrugge, Matthias, “Autobiography”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 20 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2018
First print edition: 20180921

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