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A Companion to the Ancient Novel by Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

By Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

This better half addresses a subject of constant modern relevance, either cultural and literary.

  • Offers either a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of shut literary analysis
  • Brings jointly the main up to date foreign scholarship at the old novel, together with clean new educational voices
  • Includes concentrated chapters on person classical authors, akin to Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, in addition to a wide-ranging thematic analysis
  • Addresses complicated questions touching on authorial expression and readership of the traditional novel form
  • Provides an entire advent to a style with a emerging profile

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M. 1971. Aucassin and Nicolette and Other Tales. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Further Readings Billault, A. 1989. La création romanesque dans la littérature grecque à l¢époque impériale. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France. Brunel, C. 1926. La Fille du Comte de Pontieu. Paris: Champion. A. 1996. The True Story of the Novel. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. Egger, B. 1994b. ” In The Search for the Ancient Novel, edited by James Tatum. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

The period for the setting of Daphnis and Chloe is Classical or Hellenistic: city-states are independent, can make war on each other, and employ a style of warfare suited to either period. However, the absentee landlord Dionysiophanes and his landed wealth (Saïd 1999, 93–94) recall the Roman Empire more than Classical Greece. By Longus’ time, the romance had matured and become more innovative (Whitmarsh 2011) compared to such predecessors as Chariton’s Callirhoe and Xenophon of Ephesus’ Ephesiaka.

In The Search for the Ancient Novel, edited by J. Tatum. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, pp. 435–459. P. 2004. The Myths of Fiction: Studies in the Canonic Greek Novels. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Egger, B. 1994a. R. Morgan and Richard Stoneman. London: Routledge, pp. 31–48. T. 1986. Aphrodisias, City of Venus Aphrodite. London: Muller, Blond & White. Hägg, T. 1971. Narrative Technique in Ancient Greek Romances: Studies of Chariton, Xenophon Ephesius, and Achilles Tatius. Stockholm: Svenska institutet i Athen.

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