The Novel in the Ancient World: Revised Edition

The Novel in the Ancient World: Revised Edition

by Gareth L. Schmeling
     
 

Ancient novels elucidate not only the literature and philosophy of antiquity but the hidden, culture or “alternative histories” of everyday life. This volume surveys new approaches to the ancient novel and examines the development, transformation, and christianization of the novel.

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Ancient novels elucidate not only the literature and philosophy of antiquity but the hidden, culture or “alternative histories” of everyday life. This volume surveys new approaches to the ancient novel and examines the development, transformation, and christianization of the novel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780391041349
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
876
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.64(d)

Meet the Author

Gareth Schmeling is Professor of Classics, University of Florida.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1Preface1
2The Genre: Novels Proper and the Fringe11
3The Rise of the Greek Novel29
4The Ancient Readers of the Greek Novels87
5Popular and Sophisticated in the Ancient Novel107
6Characterization in the Ancient Novel115
7Mystery Religions, Aretalogy and the Ancient Novel131
8Women in the Ancient Novel151
9A Study on the Margin of the Ancient Novel: "Barbarians" and Others209
10The Social and Economic Structure of the Ancient Novels221
11Modern Critical Theories and the Ancient Novel277
12Major Authors: Greek and Roman307
Greek
AChariton309
BXenophon of Ephesus336
CLongus, Daphnis and Chloe361
DAchilles Tatius387
EHeliodoros417
Roman
FThe Satyrica of Petronius457
GApuleius' Metamorphoses491
HHistoria Apollonii Regis Tyri517
13Novel-like Works of Extended Prose Fiction I
ALucian's Verae Historiae555
BThe Truth and Nothing but the Truth: Dictys and Dares563
CXenophon of Athens: the Cyropaedia581
DThe Metamorphoses of the Alexander Romance601
EPhilostratus on Apollonius of Tyana: the Unpredictable on the Unfathomable613
14Novel-like Works of Extended Prose Fiction II619
AUtopias and Fantastic Travel: Euhemerus, Iambulus621
BHistory: Ctesias629
CFable: Aesop. Life of Aesop633
DRhetoric: Dio Chrysostom640
ELetters: Chion645
15Fragments of Lost Novels655
16The Ancient Novel Becomes Christian685
17The Byzantine Revival of the Ancient Novel713
18The Heritage of the Ancient Greek Novel in France and Britain735
19The Nachleben of the Ancient Novel in Iberian Literature in the Sixteenth Century775
20Maps801
Bibliography815
Index865

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