By Jo-Ann A. Brant

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 provide sorts of literature that expressed new principles or formed neighborhood id 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 diversified assortment finds and examines general matters and syntheses within the making: the pervasive use and subversive energy of imitation, the excellence among fiction and background, and using heritage within the expression of identity.

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