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By Grammatiki A. Karla

This choice of essays deals a entire exam of texts that typically were excluded from the most corpus of the traditional Greek novel and restricted to the margins of the style, reminiscent of 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 wide-spread id of the texts in every one team is extra sincerely defined. The collective final result brings the 'fringe' from the outer edge of scholarly examine to the centre of severe recognition, and offers methodological instruments for the exploration of alternative 'fringe' texts.

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