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Dirty love : the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel

Author: Tim Whitmarsh
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Series: Onassis series in Hellenic culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that whereas much of Greek literature was committed to a form of cultural purism, presenting itself as part of a continuous tradition reaching back to founding fathers within the tradition, the novel revelled in cultural hybridity. The earliest Greek novelistic literature combined Greek and non-Greek traditions, and it also often self-consciously explored its own hybridity by focusing on stories of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Whitmarsh, Tim.
Dirty love.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018
(DLC) 2017053058
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Whitmarsh
ISBN: 9780199742653 0199742650
OCLC Number: 1010580954
Description: xviii, 201 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prelude --
First movement: Hellenism and hybridity --
Dirty love --
A history of the novel --
What is a novel? --
Epic and novel --
Sourcing Callirhoe --
Second movement: Persians --
The romance of Zarinaea and Stryangaeus --
Who was Ctesias? --
Persian love stories --
Media studies --
Cyrus' sex life --
Third movement: Jews --
Return to Joseph --
The Jewish novel --
Joseph in love --
Fourth movement: Egyptians --
The long Hellenistic --
Alexander in kohl --
Whose paradigm? --
Fifth movement: how Greek is the Greek romance? --
How Greek is the Greek romance? --
Romancing Semiramis --
Dirty love in late antiquity --
Conclusion: the foundation of Marseilles, some brooch-pins, and the history of the novel.
Series Title: Onassis series in Hellenic culture.
Responsibility: Tim Whitmarsh.

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Where does the Greek novel come from? This book argues that whereas much of Greek literature was committed to a form of cultural purism, presenting itself as part of a continuous tradition reaching  Read more...

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If you have some interest in the origins of the novel, the classical world or the roots of Western civilisation, youll enjoy this. I felt cleverer after reading it. * Tibor Fischer, Standpoint * Read more...

 
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