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By Jo-Ann A. Brant

The essays during this quantity learn the connection among historical fiction within the Greco-Roman global and early Jewish and Christian narratives. they give thought to how these narratives imitated or exploited conventions of fiction to supply kinds of literature that expressed new rules or formed neighborhood identification 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 varied assortment unearths and examines regularly occurring concerns 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 identification.

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For school texts containing Menandrian maxims, see Cribiore, Writing, 211, 226, 235–36, 239, 277–78. hock: the educational curriculum 21 play than any other, and one of these papyri comes from a student who had copied the first sixteen lines of the play, including this line. 35 One other comment regarding the primary stage of education before moving on: Chariton does not think twice about assuming literacy for aristocratic women and even for some slaves. 8). But none of the other women in the romance—for example, the slave-confidant Plangon—is depicted as having even a basic literacy.

76–77. 69. Theon, Progymn. 167, 2–3). 70. Rufus of Perinthus, Rhet. 2406, 21–23). 71. Theon, Progymn. 154, 1–2). 72 These compositional forms—along with their definitions, classifications, differentiations from related forms, and instructions on structure and style—were collected into textbooks called progymnasmata. 73 Chariton’s training in these progymnasmata is apparent at various points in his narrative, but scholars have only rarely drawn attention to his use of them and even then only with brief analyses.

17 Morgan’s book, Literate Education in the Hellentistic and Roman Worlds, advances our understanding in yet other ways. E. and lasting throughout antiquity and beyond,19 remained the preserve of urban elites, as even basic literacy, the consequence of completing the primary curriculum, never rose above fifteen percent. 21 The introduction of grammar to the secondary curriculum, she adds, occurred in the early Roman period as yet “an extra rung on the ladder of literate status,”22 a status that those 14.

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