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The novel in the ancient world

Author: Gareth L Schmeling
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
Series: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 159.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The subject of this volume is that group of works of extended prose narrative fiction which bears many similarities to the modern novel and which appeared in the later classical periods in Greece and Rome. The ancient novel has enjoyed renewed popularity in recent years not only among students of literature, but also among those looking for new sources on the popular culture of antiquity and among scholars of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gareth L Schmeling
ISBN: 9004096302 9789004096301
OCLC Number: 34282107
Description: x, 876 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface / Gareth Schmeling --
The genre: novels proper and the fringe / Niklas Holzberg --
The rise of the Greek novel / Consuelo Ruiz-Montero --
The ancient readers of the Greek novels / Ewen Bowie --
Popular and sophisticated in the ancient novel / Graham Anderson --
Characterization in the ancient novel / Alain Billault --
Mystery religions, aretalogy and the ancient novel / Roger Beck --
Women in the ancient novel / Renate Johne --
A study on the margin of the ancient novel: "barbarians" and others / Heinrich Kuch --
The social and economic structures of the ancient novels / Antonio M. Scarcella --
Modern critical theories and the ancient novel / Massimo Fusillo --
Chariton / B.P. Reardon --
Xenophon of Ephesus / Bernhard Kytzler --
Longus, Daphnis and Chloe / Richard Hunter --
Achilles Tatius / Karl Plepelitts --
Heliodoros / J.R. Morgan --
The Satyrica of Petronius / Gareth Schmeling --
Apuleius' Metamorphoses / S.J. Harrison --
Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri / Gareth Schmeling --
Lucian's Verae Historiae / Graham Anderson --
The truth and nothing but the truth: Dictys and dares / Stefan Merkle --
Xenophon of Athens: the Cyropaedia / Bodil Due --
The metamorphoses of the Alexander romance / Richard Stoneman --
Philostratus on Apollonius of Tyana: the unpredictable on the unfathomable / Graham Anderson --
Novel-like works of extended prose fiction II / Niklas Holzberg --
Fragments of lost novels / Susan Stephens --
The ancient novel becomes Christian / Richard Pervo --
The Byzantine revival of the ancient novel / Roderick Beaton --
The heritage of the ancient Greek novel in France and Britain / Gerald Sandy --
The Nachleben of the ancient novel in Iberian literature in the sixteenth century / M. Futre Pinheiro --
Maps / Jean Alvares.
Series Title: Mnemosyne, bibliotheca classica Batava., Supplementum ;, 159.
Responsibility: edited by Gareth Schmeling.

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