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By Jo-Ann A. Brant

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The essays during this quantity research the connection among historic fiction within the Greco-Roman global and early Jewish and Christian narratives. they think about how these narratives imitated or exploited conventions of fiction to provide kinds of literature that expressed new principles or formed group identification in the moving social and political climates in their personal societies. significant authors and texts surveyed comprise Chariton, Shakespeare, Homer, Vergil, Plato, Matthew, Mark, Luke, Daniel, three Maccabees, the testomony of Abraham, rabbinic midrash, the Apocryphal Acts, Ezekiel the Tragedian, and the Sophist Aelian. This assorted assortment finds and examines wide-spread matters and syntheses within the making: the pervasive use and subversive energy of imitation, the excellence among fiction and background, and using historical past within the expression of id.

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333) or Hebe (Od. 603). 47. 9, all citing the Homeric tag e1nqen e9lw/n (Od. 11, which cite the tag ou)p / w pa~n ei)r/ hto e)p / oj (Od. 11). On Chariton’s use of Homer, see also Papanikolaou, Chariton-Studien, 14–16. 48 And yet, Chariton’s familiarity probably goes well beyond that gained in school. 8). 53 Accordingly, skill at public speaking was the goal at this stage, but before “acquiring the wings of eloquence,” to use Cribiore’s apt phrase,54 students—who 48. While the Iliad and the Odyssey were the principal texts of the secondary curriculum, they were used through all three stages of education (see Ronald F.

55) and “fair ankled” Leucothea (Od. 333) or Hebe (Od. 603). 47. 9, all citing the Homeric tag e1nqen e9lw/n (Od. 11, which cite the tag ou)p / w pa~n ei)r/ hto e)p / oj (Od. 11). On Chariton’s use of Homer, see also Papanikolaou, Chariton-Studien, 14–16. 48 And yet, Chariton’s familiarity probably goes well beyond that gained in school. 8). 53 Accordingly, skill at public speaking was the goal at this stage, but before “acquiring the wings of eloquence,” to use Cribiore’s apt phrase,54 students—who 48.

Since Dionysius presumed that Chaereas was dead, he understandably concluded that the author of the letter was really Mithridates. 8). 4). On the day 101. See especially Donald A. Russell, Greek Declamation (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1983). 102. : Barnes & Noble, 1984), 85. 103. 3–4, respectively, on which see Russell, Greek Declamation, 35–37 and 38 n. 100. 104. Rufus identifies four types of speech (Rhet. 399, 4–13]) but focuses on the four parts of a judicial speech (Rhet. 399–407]).

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