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Collected ancient Greek novels

Author: Bryan P Reardon
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2008, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : New ed.View 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 into English
Translations from Greek
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan P Reardon
ISBN: 9780520256552 0520256557
OCLC Number: 222155999
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
Notes: Previous ed.: 1989.
Description: xix, 827 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Chaereas and Callirhoe / Chariton, translated by B. P. Reardon --
An Ephesian tale / Xenophon of Ephesus, translated by Graham Anderson --Leucippe and Clitophon / Achilles Tatius, translated by John J. Winkler --
Daphnis and Chloe / Longus, translated by Christopher Gill --
An Ethiopian story / Heliodorus, translated by J. R. Morgan --
The ass / Pseudo-Lucian, translated by J. P. Sullivan --
A true story / Lucian, translated by B. P. Reardon --
Alexander romance / Pseudo-Callisthenes, translated by Ken Dowden --
The story of Apollonius, King of Tyre / Anonymous, translated by Gerald N. Sandy --Summaries, translated by Gerald N. Sandy. The wonders beyond Thule / Antonius Diogenes. A Babylonian story / Iamblichus --
Fragments / translated by Gerald N. Sandy and B. P. Reardon.
Responsibility: edited by B.P. Reardon.

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Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they are  Read more...

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"The modern reader will find many pleasures and surprises in these ancient novels." The Key Reporter 20090611

 
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