Fiction as History: Nero to Julian

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Using pagan fiction produced in Greek and Latin during the early Christian era, this text investigates the complex relationship between "historical" and "fictional" truths. This relationship preoccupied writers of the 2nd century, a time when apparent fictions about both past and present were proliferating at an astonishing rate and history was being invented all over again. Here, the author illuminates social attitudes of this period and persuasively argues that its fiction was influenced by the emerging Christian Gospel ...

Fiction as History: Nero to Julian 1997, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520208810

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Fiction as History: Nero to Julian 1995, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520088245

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