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

By Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

This better half 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 old novel, together with clean new educational voices
  • Includes concentrated chapters on person classical authors, akin 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 entire creation to a style with a emerging profile

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Cueva and Shannon N. Byrne. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 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).

The realm of muthos and fiction has greater imaginative and emotional freedom, where truer human desire is expressed and even gained, while the world of logos, the Lacanian Word of the Father, can alienate individuals from themselves and each other by rendering them as objects, with more duties, but less freedom. I agree that Longus accepts some violence and oppression as the necessary if often saddening sacrifice one pays for becoming an adult member of society (Chalk 1960, 46; Turner 1960, 122).

683–699. L. 1994. ” In The Search for the Ancient Novel, edited by J. Tatum. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, pp. 435–459. P. 2004. The Myths of Fiction: Studies in the Canonic Greek Novels. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Egger, B. 1994a. R. Morgan and Richard Stoneman. London: Routledge, pp. 31–48. T. 1986. Aphrodisias, City of Venus Aphrodite. London: Muller, Blond & White. Hägg, T. 1971. Narrative Technique in Ancient Greek Romances: Studies of Chariton, Xenophon Ephesius, and Achilles Tatius.

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