Latin Fiction provides a chronological study of the Roman novel from the Classical period to the Middle Ages, exploring the development of the novel and the continuity of Latin culture. Essays by eminent and international contributors discuss texts including:
* Petronius, Satyrica and Cena Trimalchionis
* Apuleius, Metamorphose(The Golden Ass) and The Tale of Cupid and Psyche
* The History of Apollonius of Tyre
* The Trojan tales of Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis
* The Latin Alexander
* Hagiographic fiction
* Medieval interpretations of Cupid and Pysche, Apollonius of Tyre and the Alexander Romance.
For any student or scholar of Latin fiction, or literary history, this will definitely be a book to add to your reading list.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors Introduction Part 1: 1. Petronius and the Satyrica 2. The Cena Trimalchionis 3. The Novella in Petronius 4. Reading the Arbiter: Arbitrium and Verse in the Satyrica and in 'Petronius Redivivus' Part 2: 5. Apuleus' Golden Ass : From Miletus to Egypt 6. The Metamorphoses of Apuleius and its Greek Sources 7. Apuleius' Metamorphoses: The Inserted Tales 8. The Tale of Cupid and Psyche Part 3: Apollonius of Trye 9. The History of Apollonius of Trye Part 4: History and Romance, Saints and Martyrs 10. News from the Past: Dicty and Dares on the Trojan War 11. The Latin Alexander 12. Hagiographic Fiction as Entertainment Part 5: The Heritage of Latin Fiction 13. Towards a History of the Exegesis of Apuleius: The Case of Cupid and Psyche 14. Apollonius of Trye in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 15. The Medieval Alexander 16. The Rediscovery of the Latin Novels
'With the appearance of this wide ranging and smartly produced collection of essays, the long-awaited and long-overdue companion to Greek Fiction (Routledge 1994), scholars and students of ancient fiction will be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding which book to consult or purchase as a reliable and comprehensive study of Greco-Roman fictional narratives.' - JACT Review
'This is a convenient and thorough volume that covers a wide field of LAtin texts and will be of use to many students of the ancient novels, particularly those on unversity courses.' - Vincent Hunk, The Classical Review, vol. 51, no. 2, 2001