By Grammatiki A. Karla, Grammatki A. Karla
This choice of essays deals a complete exam of texts that generally were excluded from the most corpus of the traditional Greek novel and restrained to the margins of the style, reminiscent of the "Life of Aesop", the "Life of Alexander the Great", and the "Acts of the Christian Martyrs". via comparability and distinction, intertextual research and shut exam, the limits of the dichotomy among the 'fringe' vs. the 'canonical' or 'erotic' novel are explored, and so the everyday identification of the texts in every one crew is extra sincerely defined. The collective consequence brings the 'fringe' from the outer edge of scholarly learn to the centre of serious realization, and offers methodological instruments for the exploration of different 'fringe' texts.
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