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Reviving the Pagan Greek Novel in a Christian World

@article{Burton1998RevivingTP,
  title={Reviving the Pagan Greek Novel in a Christian World},
  author={J. Burton},
  journal={Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies},
  year={1998},
  volume={39},
  pages={179-216}
}
  • J. Burton
  • Published 1998
  • History
  • Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies
I N THE CHRISTIAN WORLD of Constantinople, in the twelfth century A.D., there was a revival of the ancient Greek novel, replete with pagan gods and pagan themes. The aim of this paper is to draw attention to the crucial role of Christian themes such as the eucharist and the resurrection in the shaping and recreation of the ancient pagan Greek world in the Byzantine Greek novels. Traditionally scholars have focused on similarities to the ancient Greek novels in basic plot elements, narrative… Expand
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