Re: Slightly off-topicd: Greek novels

Greg Carey (
Wed, 11 Sep 1996 12:50:41 -0500 (CDT)

>>This is not per se about biblical Greek , though it is related
tangentially. I wonder if anyone can recommend a work or wrks which
contain one more Greek, especially Hellenistic period novels. I've read
the views of scholars that Luke-Acts (Pervo and Praeder) and Mark
(Tolbert) are novels, a theory I don't find convincing, but I want to
reaad a good selection of novels to see how they comapre. Thanks. <<

Mary Ann Tolbert specifically argues that Mark is NOT a novel, but that an
awareness of popular literary conventions is helpful for reading Mark. My
sense is that Pervo would say the same, but I'm not sure.

In addition to the translations in COLLECTED ANCIENT GREEK NOVELS, see Tomas

Greg Carey
Department of Religious Studies
Rhodes College
Memphis, TN 38112 USA