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By Jo-Ann A. Brant

ISBN-10: 9004137688

ISBN-13: 9789004137684

The essays during this quantity research the connection among old 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 supply types of literature that expressed new rules or formed group identification in the transferring 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 accepted matters and syntheses within the making: the pervasive use and subversive strength of imitation, the excellence among fiction and historical past, and using background within the expression of identity.

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