Fiction as History: Nero to Julian


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Using pagan fiction produced in Greek and Latin during the early Christian era, G. W. Bowersock investigates the complex relationship between "historical" and "fictional" truths. This relationship preoccupied writers of the second 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. With force and eloquence, Bowersock illuminates social attitudes of this period and persuasively argues that its fiction was influenced by the ...

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