Scott Fitzgerald Johnson
Title: The Life and Miracles of Thekla: A Literary Study (Hellenic Studies Series)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Center for Hellenic Studies January 2006
067401961X / 9780674019614
Seller ID: 111713
"The Life and Miracles of Thekla" offers a unique view on the reception of classical and early Christian literature in Late Antiquity. This study examines the "Life and Miracles" as an intricate example of Greek writing and attempts to situate the work amidst a wealth of similar literary forms from the classical world. The first half of the Life and Miracles is an erudite paraphrase of the famous second-century Acts of Paul and Thekla. The second half is a collection of forty-six miracles that Thekla worked before and during the composition of the collection.
This study represents a detailed investigation into the literary character of this ambitious Greek work from Late Antiquity.