-fits a Roman mindset (give us the story, not the extra details)
1) historic present tense
2) participle pile up - lots of "ing"
3) εὐθὐς - "immediately" used as a fill word
4) Abruptness - not concerned with the birth of Christ, in the first 13 verses: OT foundations, John the Baptist, Jesus, Jesus' baptism, Jesus sent to the wilderness/temptation and the beginning of ministry