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PART 1 DYNAMISM
1 New Themes and Styles in Greek Literature, A Title Revisited 11 Averil Cameron
2 The Dynamic Reception of Theodore of Mopsuestia in the Sixth Century: Greek, Syriac, and Latin 29
Adam H. Becker
3 Apollonius of Tyana in Late Antiquity 49 Christopher P. Jones
PART 2 DIDACTICISM
4 Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica as Literary Experiment 67
Aaron P. Johnson
5 Instruction by Question and Answer: The Case of Late Antique and Byzantine Erotapokriseis 91 Yannis Papadoyannakis
6 Rhetorical and Theatrical Fictions in the Works of Chorikios of Gaza 107 Ruth Webb
PART 3 CLASSICISM
7 Writers and Audiences in the Early Sixth Century 127 Elizabeth Jeffreys
8 The Hellenistic Epyllion and Its Descendants 141 Adrian Hollis
9 The St Polyeuktos Epigram (AP 1.10): A Literary Perspective 159 Mary Whitby
10 Late Antique Narrative Fiction: Apocryphal Acta and the Greek Novel in the Fifth-Century Life and Miracles of Thekla 189
Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
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ADAM H. BECKER is Assistant Professor of Classics and Religious Studies at New
York University. He is author of Fear of God and the Beginning of Wisdom: The School of Nisibis and Christian Scholastic Culture in Late Antique Mesopotamia (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006). His other publications include articles on Syriac Christianity as well as Jewish-Christian relations in late antiquity.
AVERIL CAMERON was Professor of Late Antique and Byzantine History at King’s College London and has been Warden of Keble College, Oxford, since 1994. She has published extensively on late antiquity, recently as an editor of the Cambridge Ancient History volumes XII–XIV, and is the author of The Byzantines (Blackwell, 2006).
ADRIAN HOLLIS has been a Fellow of Keble College, Oxford, since 1967, after three years at St Andrews University. He has edited with commentary Ovid’s Metamorphoses 8 (Oxford University Press, 1970/1983) and Ars Amatoria 1 (OUP, 1977/1989) and Callimachus’ Hecale (OUP, 1990). Recently he completed Fragments of Roman Poetry c. 60 BC–AD 20 (OUP, 2007).
ELIZABETH JEFFREYS is the Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature in the University of Oxford. She has written extensively on topics to do with Byzantine literature from all periods. Her book on the Byzantine Navy, with John Pryor of Sydney University, is appearing from Brill in 2006.
AARON P. JOHNSON is a Lecturer in Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of Ethnicity and Argument in Eusebius’ Praeparatio Evangelica (Oxford University Press, 2006). His work has appeared in Journal of Early Christian Studies, Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, and elsewhere.
SCOTT FITZGERALD JOHNSON is a Junior Fellow in the Harvard Society of Fellows. He is the author of The Life and Miracles of Thekla, A Literary Study (Center for Hellenic Studies and Harvard University Press, 2006). While he continues to research the history of apocryphal and pseudepigraphical traditions, his current project concerns the organization of knowledge in late antiquity.
CHRISTOPHER P. JONES is George Martin Lane Professor of Classics and History, Harvard University. He recently published Philostratus: Apollonius of Tyana in the Loeb Classical Library (3 vols, Harvard University Press, 2005–2006). He is currently
writing a book about the creation of new heroes in the ancient world.
YANNIS PAPADOYANNAKIS is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.
He works on the Christianization of the Roman Empire, Apologetics, and late antique and Byzantine Greek literature. He is currently preparing a monograph on the apologetics of Theodoret of Cyrrhus against the Greeks.
RUTH WEBB is Honorary Research Fellow, School of History, Classics and Archaeology,
Birkbeck College London and Professeur Associé, Université de Paris X–Nanterre. She has published many articles on imperial Greek education and rhetoric and on the late antique theatre.
MARY WHITBY is a freelance academic, editor, and university teacher. Her publications lie in the field of late antique poetry, rhetoric, and historiography. She has edited The Propaganda of Power, a volume of essays on panegyric in late antiquity
(Brill, 1998) and, in connection with work on the Prosopography of the Byzantine World project based at King’s College, London, Byzantines and Crusaders in Non-Greek Sources (OUP for the British Academy, 2006).
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