By Jo-Ann A. Brant
The essays during this quantity learn 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 different types of literature that expressed new rules or formed neighborhood 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 assorted assortment finds and examines primary concerns and syntheses within the making: the pervasive use and subversive strength of imitation, the excellence among fiction and background, and using historical past within the expression of id.
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39. Cribiore, Gymnastics of the Mind, 197, 204. 22 ancient fiction large part from his secondary education. 9)—itself a view learned in school40—as well as adapting lines and incorporating Homeric words and phrases. 42 By means of these quotations Chariton compares his characters and events to those of epic, comparisons that thereby redound to the credit of the former by giving them a heroic backdrop. The quotations begin early on. 14), and Chariton describes her response by quoting the line—”her knees gave way and her heart as well” (Od.
Besides the standard rhetorical manuals—Aristotle’s Rhetoric, the Rhetorica ad Alexandrum, Cicero’s De inventione, the Rhetorica ad Herennium, and Quintilian’s Institutio oratoria, all of which are readily available in the LCL, with Quintilian in a new translation by Donald A. , Hermogenis Opera, 28–92 and 213–413, respectively). Translation of the former in Michael Heath, Hermogenes, On Issues: Strategies of Argument in Later Greek Rhetoric (Oxford: Clarendon, 1995), 28–60; translation of the latter in Cecil W.
This edition, however, has not been available to me, so that references to Theon—by volume, page, and line(s)—will be to the older edition of Walz. 57. See Ruth Webb, “The Progymnasmata as Practice,” in Too, Education in Greek and Roman Antiquity, 289–316, esp. 301–3. 58. 46–51; and Cribiore, Gymnastics of the Mind, 226–27. 59. Among the rhetorical handbooks that by Rufus of Perinthus is filled with gleanings from the orators, especially Demosthenes, that illustrate the language and strategies that can be used in the various parts of a speech.
Ancient Fiction: The Matrix of Early Christian And Jewish Narrative by Jo-Ann A. Brant