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Antioch Actress: A Novel of Pagan against Christian

Author(s): Perkins, Jacob Randolph Pages: 279
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Date of Publication: 1946
Reading Level: Genre:
Setting: Antioch Period: ca. 97-117 AD (Code: 7d1)
Rome Setting: n Christian/Jewish/Pagan: c/p
Mystery: n First Person:
Detective/Narrator:
Subject: Cynthia Mamuta, native of Antioch & former Christian sent back by Trajan to undermine Christians by satiric pantomimes. She causes lots of turmoil, but ultimately Trajan seeks concord with Bishop Ignatius. Mamuta is converted at the end via earthquake. (BkRevDig - adapted) --- "Features pagan attacks on Christianity by means of satirical theatrical presentations." (McGarry)
Unique Qualities:
Rating: Reviewers vary on quality of story-telling & language. All agree that it's devoutly intended but may offend the religious, despite the melodramatic plot turns & conclusion.
Review By:
Review In: BkRevDig 1946. pp. 647-48

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