The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel

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by Tim Whitmarsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521865905

ISBN-13: 9780521865906

Pub. Date: 06/02/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical

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The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. All the central issues of current scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identity, class, religion, politics, narrative, style, readership and much more. Four sections cover cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary form, and their reception in classical antiquity and beyond. Each chapter includes guidance on further reading. This collection will be essential for scholars and students, as well as for others who want an up-to-date, accessible introduction into this exhilarating material.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521865906
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2008
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction Tim Whitmarsh Whitmarsh, Tim

Pt. I Contexts

2 Literary milieux Ewen Bowie Bowie, Ewen

3 The history of sexuality Helen Morales Morales, Helen

4 Cultural identity Susan Stephens Stephens, Susan

5 Class Tim Whitmarsh Whitmarsh, Tim

Pt. II The World of the Novel

6 Religion Froma Zietlin Zietlin, Froma

7 Travel James Romm Romm, James

8 Body and text Jason Konig Konig, Jason

9 Time Lawrence Kim Kim, Lawrence

10 Politics and spectacles Catherine Connors Connors, Catherine

Pt. III Form

11 Genre Simon Goldhill Goldhill, Simon

12 Approaching style and rhetoric Andrew Laird Laird, Andrew

13 Intertextuality John Morgan Morgan, John Stephen Harrison Harrison, Stephen

14 Narrative Tim Whitmarsh Whitmarsh, Tim Shadi Bartsch Bartsch, Shadi

Pt. IV Reception

15 Ancient readers Richard Hunter Hunter, Richard

16 Byzantine readers Joan B. Burton Burton, Joan B.

17 The re-emergence of ancient novels in western Europe, 1300-1810 Michael Reeve Reeve, Michael

18 Novels ancient and modern Gerald Sandy Sandy, Gerald Stephen Harrison Harrison, Stephen

19 Modernity and post-modernity Massimo Fusillo Fusillo, Massimo

References

Bibliographical appendix on Pierre Huet

Index of Greek and Roman novelists

General index

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