Oxford Readings in the Greek Novel

Oxford Readings in the Greek Novel

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by Simon Swain
     
 


This book comprises a new and exciting collection of critical work on the ancient Greek novel. It offers students and researchers twelve of the most influential studies of recent years together with an introduction, by the editor, which explores the nature of the Greek novel in its historical context. The most important Greek quotations have been rendered into… See more details below

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This book comprises a new and exciting collection of critical work on the ancient Greek novel. It offers students and researchers twelve of the most influential studies of recent years together with an introduction, by the editor, which explores the nature of the Greek novel in its historical context. The most important Greek quotations have been rendered into English making these texts easily accessible to readers without Greek.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198721888
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1610L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Note on the Transliteration of Greek Names
1A Century and More of the Greek Novel3
2The Greek Novel39
3The Conflict of Emotions: A Topos in the Greek Erotic Novel60
4Rural Society in the Greek Novel, or The Country Seen from the Town83
5The Role of Women in the Greek Novel: Woman as Heroine and Reader108
6Callirhoe and Parthenope: The Beginnings of the Historical Novel137
7Theme, Structure and Narrative in Chariton163
8Longus: Towards a History of Bucolic and its Function in the Roman Empire189
9The Novel of Longus the Sophist and the Pastoral Tradition210
10Achilles Tatius and Ego-Narrative243
11The Story of Knemon in Heliodoros' Aithiopika259
12The Mendacity of Kalasiris and the Narrative Strategy of Heliodoros' Aithiopika286
13The Mirror of the Moon: Lucian's A True Story - From Satire to Utopia351
Bibliography382

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