A Companion to the Ancient Novel by Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

By Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

This spouse addresses an issue of constant modern relevance, either cultural and literary.

  • Offers either a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of shut literary analysis
  • Brings jointly the main up to date foreign scholarship at the historic novel, together with clean new educational voices
  • Includes targeted chapters on person classical authors, equivalent to Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, in addition to a wide-ranging thematic analysis
  • Addresses puzzling questions pertaining to authorial expression and readership of the traditional novel form
  • Provides an finished creation to a style with a emerging profile

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Pastoral often conveys a nostalgic longing for childhood simplicity, projected into the natural, rural landscape, but, as recent scholarship shows, pastoral is not an escape from awareness of the limits and evils of life; it is simply a different way of confronting them (Segal 1981, 6–8). Daphnis and Chloe must move from the world of muthos to that of logos, which corresponds to the divide between fiction and truth, a division the text thematizes (Carson 1998; Hunter 1983, 47, 114; Morgan 1994, 117–119).

Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Daphnis and Chloe 27 mythic patterns, themes, and other elements that make Daphnis and Chloe the most ideal of the ideal Greek novels. Nothing is known directly about Longus himself (for details on manuscripts, date, and Longus’ identity, see Hunter 2003, 367–370, and 1983, 1–15; Morgan 2004, 1–2). Although “Longus” is a familiar Roman name and occurs in inscriptions, no firm ­evidence shows that he was from Lesbos, although he may have been familiar with the geography (see Bowie 1985 and Mason 1979, 1995).

Kallirhoe. Leipzig: Belletristik, Reclams Universal-Bibliothek. Molinié, G. 1979 (corrected edition 1989). Le roman de Chairéas et Callirhoé. Paris: Belles Lettres (Budé). Morgan, J. and R. Stoneman. 1994. Greek Fiction: The Greek Novel in Context. London: Routledge. Wide-ranging and sensible coverage of the several genres involved. W. 1976. ” Antike und Abendland, 22: 115–136. E. 1930. ” American Journal of Philology, 51: 93–134. P. 1992. The Form of Greek Romance. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

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