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1st Edition

Greek Fiction




ISBN 9780415085076
Published May 6, 1994 by Routledge
304 Pages

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Book Description

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;

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Biography

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.