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By Jo-Ann A. Brant

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 supply sorts of literature that expressed new principles or formed group id in the moving social and political climates in their personal societies. significant authors and texts surveyed contain 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 unearths and examines known matters and syntheses within the making: the pervasive use and subversive energy of imitation, the excellence among fiction and background, and using background within the expression of identity.

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