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First published in 1994. Greek fiction has never been more popular. New approaches to ancient literature, and new courses in literature in translation, have made the ancient novel a fertile field for scholar and student alike. This volume extends the boundaries of the subject beyond the 'canon' of the romances properly called and examines Greek fictional writing in the widest possible context, including texts that are not normally treated as novels, such as various kinds of sacred or quasi-historical texts. The editors hope to open up the definition of Greek fiction to further debate and to create cross-currents between scholars working in diverse fields.
Table of Contents
Introduction, J. R. Morgan; Part 1 The Beginnings of Greek Fiction; Chapter 1 The Education of Cyrus, James Tatum; Part 2 The Love Romances; Chapter 2 Looking at Chariton’s Callirhoe, Brigitte Egger; Chapter 3 Xenophon of Ephesus, David Konstan; Chapter 4 Daphnis and Chloe, J. R. Morgan; Chapter 5 Achilles Tatius and Ego-Narrative, B. P. Reardon; Chapter 6 The Aithiopika of Heliodoros, J. R. Morgan; Part 3 The Greek Context; Chapter 7 The Alexander Romance, Richard Stoneman; Chapter 8 New Pages of Greek Fiction, Gerald Sandy; Chapter 9 The Epistolary Novel, Patricia A. Rosenmeyer; Chapter 10 Dio and Lucian, Simon Swain; Chapter 11 Philostratus, Ewen Bowie; Part 4 Other Traditions; Chapter 12 Egyptian Fiction in Demotic and Greek, John Tait; Chapter 13 The Jewish Novellas, Lawrence M. Wills; Chapter 14 Early Christian Fiction, Richard I. Pervo; Chapter 15 Representation in Greek Saints’ Lives, Judith Perkins; Part 5 Aftermath; Chapter 16 Byzantine Developments, Suzanne MacAlister;
John Morgan is Lecturer in Classics at University College, Swansea. He has published extensively on ancient fiction. Richard Stoneman is a writer specialising in Greek history, culture and travel. He is the author of the Penguin translation of the Greek Alexander Romance. Cover illustration: Th, Favourite Pod by Lawrence Alma-Tadema, courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside.