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The front matter section of this book The Gospel According to Homer and Virgil presents table of contents, abbreviations and preface. In the fourth century C.E. some Christians paraphrased the stories about Jesus' life in the style of classical epics. Imitating the genre of centos, they stitched together lines taken either from Homer (Greek) or Virgil (Latin). They thus created new texts out of the classical epics, while they still remained fully within the confines of their style and vocabulary.

Keywords: Gospel; Homer; Virgil

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