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Ancient Fiction: The Matrix of Early Christian And Jewish by Jo-Ann A. Brant

By Jo-Ann A. Brant

The essays during this quantity study the connection among old fiction within the Greco-Roman international and early Jewish and Christian narratives. they think about how these narratives imitated or exploited conventions of fiction to provide varieties of literature that expressed new principles or formed group id 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 different assortment finds and examines generic concerns 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 identification.

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4). Lastly, Chariton’s placement of educated men and women in the full context of early imperial social and intellectual life allows us to get a sense of the functions of paidei/a. 10). On the other hand, Chariton often draws attention to his characters’ paidei/a functioning in a way not mentioned by scholars, namely paidei/a as the best means to assure appropriate behavior, or virtue, in all manner of situations. 10). 118. 13) of Sappho by alluding to frg. 44 in Poetarum Lesbiorum Fragmenta (ed.

See Hermogenes, Progymn. 9 (Rabe, 21, 19–20); and Aphthonius, Progymn. 11 (Rabe, 35, 13–14). Nicolaus’s structure is modified slightly with a reference to the present again between past and future (see Progymn. 10 [Felten, 65, 11–66, 9]). hock: the educational curriculum 29 situation, then reflect on the person’s past as a contrast to the present situation, and finally imagine the consequences of this situation for the future. Hermogenes provides some general guidelines about what a person might say in response to a calamitous situation.

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]). 105. 1. 106. 7–18. 6–13). 1–10). 108 For example, Dionysius’s prooi/mion is as follows: I am grateful to you, O King, for the honor which you have shown me, the virtue of self-control,109 and the marriages of all.

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