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Title Reading and teaching ancient fiction : Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman narratives / edited by Sara Johnson, Rubén René Dupertuis, and Chris Shea.

Publication Info. Atlanta : SBL Press, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series Writings from the Greco-Roman world supplement series ; Number 11
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The essays in this volume explore facets of ongoing research into the interplay of history, fiction, and narrative in ancient Greco-Roman, Jewish, and Christian texts. Particular attention is given to the way in which ancient authors in a variety of genre and cultural settings employ a range of narrative strategies to reflect on pressing contemporary issues, shape community identity, or provide moral and educational guidance for their readers. This volume, the third in a series of volumes of collected papers emerging from the work of the "Ancient Fictions and Early Christian and Jewish Narrative" section of the Society for Biblical Literature since its formation in 1992, is the first to highlight the growing importance of strategies to integrate the fruits of this research into the university classroom and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Women: Xanthippe, Polyxena, Rebcca -- Madly in love: the motif of lovesickness in the Acts of Andrew -- Trophy wives of Christ: tropes of seduction and conquest in the Apocryphal Acts -- Unsettling heroes: reading identity politics in Mark's Gospel and ancient fiction -- Narrative pathology or strategy for making present and authorization? Metalepsis in the Gospels -- "And also to the Jews in their script": power and writing in the scroll of Esther -- History told by losers: Dictys and Dares on the Trojan War -- According to the brothers: first-person narration in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs -- A tale of two Moseses: Philo's On the life of Moses and Josephus's Jewish Antiquities 2-4 in light of the Roman Discourse of Exemplarity -- Are weeping and falling down funny? Exaggeration in ancient novelistic texts -- Grotesque and strange tales of the beyond: truth, fiction, and social discourse -- Origen and Hypatia: parallel portraits of Platonist educators -- Teaching fiction, teaching acts: introducing the linguistic turn the the biblical studies classroom -- Signature pedagogies for ancient fiction? Thecla as a test case -- Teaching mimesis as a criterion for textual criticism: cases from the Testament of Abraham and the Gospel of Nicodemus -- A new subjectivity? Teaching erōs [Greek word] through the Greek novel and early Christian texts.
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Subject Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Apocryphal books -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Civilization, Ancient, in literature.
Literature -- Study and teaching.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Johnson, Sara Raup, 1966- editor.
Dupertuis, Rubén R., editor.
Shea, Chris, 1949- editor.
Added Title Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman narratives
Other Form: Print version: Reading and teaching ancient fiction. Atlanta : SBL Press, 2018 9781628371963 (DLC) 2017060321
ISBN 9780884142607 (ebk.)
9781628371963 (pbk. ; alk. paper)