Daphnis and Chloe

Daphnis and Chloe

by Longus, Ronald McCail


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199554959
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/04/2009
Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 236,830
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nothing is known about Longus. His name may indicate that he was a native of Italy who wrote in Greek.

Paul Turner was born in 1917, and educated at Winchester and King’s College, Cambridge. He served in the RNVR (air branch) during the war, and then taught English literature at London, Cambridge, and Ankara universities, before joining the Oxford English Faculty in 1964. He is now an Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford. He has published a volume on the Victorians in the Oxford History of English Literature, and his translations from Greek, Latin, and German include Longus’s Daphnis and Chloe, Lucian’s Satirical Sketches, and Ovid’s Art of Love. His critical biography of Thomas Hardy came out in 1998, and his edition of Robert Browning’s Aristophanes’ Apology in 2001. In 2002 he was made an MBE.

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Daphnis and Chloe 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
soylentgreen23 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
A classic, but one that doesn't move neatly on a straight line into our own times. It has been rewritten under many guises; here, then, is the original, by way of a marvellous translation; but this is a book to be studied, not consumed. It isn't throwaway fiction, but I fear I treated it as such.
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