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Introduction

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

in Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction addresses such issues as the nature of the novel and of popular literature, and the relation of fiction to history and nonfiction. It also compares the Jewish novels with Greek ... More


Historical Fictions and Hellenistic Jewish Identity: Third Maccabees in Its Cultural Context

Sara Raup Johnson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233072
eISBN:
9780520928435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233072.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This study investigates the creation of historical fictions in a wide range of Hellenistic Jewish texts. Surveying so-called Jewish novels, including the Letter of Aristeas, Second Maccabees, Esther, ... More


The Jewish Novel

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Is there such a thing as a Hellenistic ‘Jewish novel’, as certain recent critics have claimed? And if so, what is its status vis-à-vis the Greek novel? This chapter explores the relationship between ... More


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