By et al Jo-Ann A. Brant (Editor)
The essays during this quantity research the connection among historic 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 different types 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 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 varied assortment finds and examines customary concerns and syntheses within the making: the pervasive use and subversive strength of imitation, the excellence among fiction and background, and using background within the expression of id.
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2: pro\j au)to/n. 96. 3. 97. 1; cf. 5. hock: the educational curriculum 31 hardships, that is an especially apt way of speaking briefly and also of piling words on one another. She says: (Present) “This alone has been left out of my hardships—to enter into a courtroom! 98 And now, Tyche, I am being judged! Wasn’t it enough for you to slander me unjustly to Chaereas? No, you also gave Dionysius reason to suspect me of adultery. At that time you paraded my slander all the way to burial, now to a trial before the King.
43. 12 (cf. Il. 6 (cf. Il. 483). 44. 4 (cf. Il. 5 (cf. Il. 474). 45. 6 (cf. Od. 1 (cf. Od. 34). 46. , Il. 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.
Literacy is assumed, however, for some highly placed slaves, specifically Leonas, Dionysius’s slave manager, and Hyginus, Mithridates’ slave manager, both of whom had probably been their master’s su/ntrofoj and hence had enjoyed privileged roles since birth. 1–2). 39 Chariton’s thorough familiarity with Homer derives in 35. IFAO inv. 89, see Cribiore, Writing, 242–43. On Chariton’s use of Menander, see also Antonios D. Papanikolaou, Chariton-Studien: Untersuchungen zur Sprache und Chronologie der griechischen Romane (Hypomnemata 37; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1973), 22–23.
Ancient Fiction: The Matrix of Early Christian And Jewish Narrative (Symposium Series) by et al Jo-Ann A. Brant (Editor)
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