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The Greek and the Roman novel : parallel readings / edited by Michael Paschalis [and three others].

Publication:
Eelde : Barkhuis ; Groningen : Groningen University Library, 2007.
Conference Name:
Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel (3rd : 2005 : Rethymnon, Greece), issuing body.
Series:
Ancient narrative. Supplementum ; 8.
Ancient narrative. Supplementum, 1568-3540 ; 8
Format/Description:
Conference/Event
Book
1 online resource (328 p.)
Subjects:
Classical fiction -- History and criticism.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Ancient Narrative Supplementum 8 is the first volume to be dedicated entirely to parallel readings of the Greek and the Roman novel. As a rule, publications taking a comprehensive look at the ancient novel treat the Greek and the Roman novels independently of each other, or at most discuss standard thematic categories. It is intriguing that a sharp distinction between the Greek and the Latin novels should have ever existed and that it should be tacitly maintained at the present time. Of the three surviving Latin novels, Apuleius' Metamorphoses has a Greek model, Petronius' Satyrica bears disti
Contents:
Cover; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 General; The Coming of Age and Political Accommodation in the Greco-Roman Novels; Narratives of Failure; Magic in the Ancient Novel; Posthumous Parleys: Chatting Up the Dead in the Ancient Novels; The Greek and the Latin Alexander Romance: Comparative Readings; 2 Petronius and Others; Kleitophon and Encolpius: Achilleus Tatius as Hidden Author; Links between Antonius Diogenes and Petronius; A Lengthy Sentence: Judging the Prolixity of the Novels; The True Nature of the Satyricon?; 3 Apuleius and Others
Who Knows What? The Access to Knowledge in Ancient Novels: the Strange Cases of Chariton and ApuleiusTransforming the Genre: Apuleius' Metamorphoses; Parallel Cults? Religion and Narrative in Apuleius' Metamorphoses and Some Greek Novels; Wonders Beyond Athens: Reading the 'Phaedra' Stories in Apuleius and Heliodoros; Leering for the Plot: Visual Curiosity in Apuleius and Others; Apuleius, the Onos, and Rome; Aesop, the 'Onos', The Golden Ass, and a Hidden Treasure; Abstracts; List of Contributors; Indices
Notes:
Revised papers originally presented at the Third Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel, May 2005.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Paschalis, Michael, editor.
ISBN:
94-91431-43-9
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