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Collected ancient Greek novels

Author: Bryan P Reardon
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, not only in realistic Latin novels but also and indeed principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they are related. Popular in the Renaissance, these stories have been less familiar in later centuries. Translations of the Greek stories were not readily available in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan P Reardon
ISBN: 0520043030 9780520043039 0520043065 9780520043060
OCLC Number: 18166651
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
Notes: Translations of what is extant of nineteen works.
Description: viii, 827 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chaereas and Callirhoe / Chariton, tr. B.P. Reardon --
An Ephesian tale / Xenophon of Ephesus, tr. Graham Anderson --
Leucippe and Clitophon / Achilles Tatius, tr. John J. Winkler --
Daphnis and Chloe / Longus, tr. Christopher Gill --
An Ethiopian story / Heliodorus, tr. J.R. Morgan --
The ass / Pseudo-Lucian, tr. J.P. Sullivan --
A true story / Lucian, tr. B.P. Reardon --
Alexander romance / Pseudo-Callisthenes, tr. Ken Dowden --
The story of Apollonius, King of Tyre / Anonymous, tr. Gerald N. Sandy --
Summaries, tr. Gerald N. Sandy. The wonders beyond Thule / Antonius Diogenes; A Babylonian story / Iamblichus --
Fragments, tr. Gerald N. Sandy, B.P. Reardon: Ninus ; A Phoenician story ; Metiochus and Parthenope ; Iolaus ; Sesanchosis ; Herpyllis ; Chione ; Calligone.
Responsibility: edited by B.P. Reardon.

Abstract:

Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, not only in realistic Latin novels but also and indeed principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they are related. Popular in the Renaissance, these stories have been less familiar in later centuries. Translations of the Greek stories were not readily available in English before B.P. Reardon's excellent volume. Nine complete stories are included here as well as ten others, encompassing the whole range of classical themes: ideal romance, travel adventure, historical fiction, and comic parody. A new foreword by J.R. Morgan examines the enormous impact this groundbreaking collection has had on our understanding of classical thought and our concept of the novel.

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by EALacey (WorldCat user on 2007-06-12)

General Introduction, by B. P. Reardon Chariton, "Chareas and Callirhoe", translated by B. P. Reardon Xenophon of Ephesus, "An Ephesian Tale", translated by Graham Anderson Achilles Tatius, "Leucippe and Clitophon", translated by John J. Winkler Longus, "Daphnis and Chloe", translated by Christopher Gill Heliodorus, "An Ethiopian Story", translated by J. R. Morgan Pseudo-Lucian, "The Ass", translated by J. P. Sullivan Lucian, "A True Story", translated by B. P. Reardon Pseudo-Callisthenes, "Alexander Romance", translated by Ken Dowden Anonymous, "The Story of Apollonius King of Tyre", translated by Gerald N. Sandy Summaries, translated by Gerald N. Sandy: *Antonius Diogenes, "The Wonders Beyond Thule" *Iamblichus, "A Babylonian Story" Fragments, translated by Gerald N. Sandy and B. P. Reardon: *Introduction *"Ninus" *"A Phoenician Story" *"Metiochus and Parthenope" *"Iolaus" *"Sesonchosis" *"Herpyllis" *"Chione" *"Calligone"

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