Leucippe and Clitophon (Loeb Classical Library)

Leucippe and Clitophon (Loeb Classical Library)

by Achilles Tatius
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674990501

ISBN-13: 9780674990500

Pub. Date: 01/28/1969

Publisher: Harvard University Press


Achilles Tatius was a Greek from Alexandria in Egypt; he is now believed to have flourished in the second century CE. Of his life nothing is known, though the Suidas says he became a Christian and a bishop and wrote a work on etymology, one on the sphere, and an account of great men. He is famous however for his surviving novel in eight books, The

Overview


Achilles Tatius was a Greek from Alexandria in Egypt; he is now believed to have flourished in the second century CE. Of his life nothing is known, though the Suidas says he became a Christian and a bishop and wrote a work on etymology, one on the sphere, and an account of great men. He is famous however for his surviving novel in eight books, The Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon, one of the best Greek love stories. Clitophon relates to a friend the various difficulties which he and Leucippe had to overcome before they are happily united. The story is full of incident and readers are kept in suspense. There are many digressions giving scientific facts, myths, meditations, and so on, the interest of which redeems irrelevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674990500
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1969
Series:
Loeb Classical Library Series, #45
Edition description:
5th printing/1st pub.1917-rev.1969
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
926,320
Product dimensions:
4.57(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Book I

Book II

Book III

Book IV

Book V

Book VI

Book VII

Book VIII

Index

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