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By Grammatiki A. Karla, Grammatki A. Karla

This choice of essays deals a finished exam of texts that regularly were excluded from the most corpus of the traditional Greek novel and restricted to the margins of the style, comparable to 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 typical id of the texts in each one workforce is extra basically defined. The collective end result brings the 'fringe' from the outer edge of scholarly examine to the centre of severe consciousness, and offers methodological instruments for the exploration of different 'fringe' texts.

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Callirhoe written through and against the courtesan Phryne: see Morales (forthcoming, 2009). 24 See Hunter in this volume. , Nilsson, I. ) (2003) Genre och Genreproblem: Teoretiska och Historika Perspectiv [Genres and their Problems: Theoretical and Historical Problems]. Göteborg. Bourdieu, P. (1984) Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste. Trans. R. Nice. Cambridge, Mass. Brooks, P. (1976, rev. 1995) The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama and the Mode of Excess.

47 Thomas (1998) 282. The episodic character of these texts, which distinguishes them from the erotic novels, is noted in Konstan (1998) 124. 48 Merkle (1996). 49 For the influence of the traditions about the Seven Sages on the Life of Aesop, see Konstantakos (2004), with full bibliography at pp. 102–103. 50 On this issue, see Konstantakos (2008) I 23–36, 158–166, ΙΙ 17–81, 225–270; also Kussl (1992); Marinˇciˇc (2003) 53–70, and for additional bibliography, Beschorner/Holzberg (1992) 177–178. g.

Munich. Merkle, S. (1996) “Fable, ‘Anecdote’ and ‘Novella’ in the Vita Aesopi. The Ingredients of a ‘Popular Novel’ ”, in Pecere, Stramaglia (1996): 209–234. Mignogna, E. (1992) “Aesopus Bucolicus. Comme si ‘mette in scena’ un miracolo (Vita Aesopi c. 6)”, in Holzberg (1992a): 76–84. R.

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