Collected Ancient Greek Novels

ISBN-10: 0520256557
ISBN-13: 9780520256552
Edition: 2nd 2008
List price: $42.95
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Description: Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, not only in realistic Latin novels but also and indeed principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they  More...

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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 835
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, not only in realistic Latin novels but also and indeed principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they are related. Popular in the Renaissance, these stories have been less familiar in later centuries. Translations of the Greek stories were not readily available in English before B.P. Reardonrsquo;s excellent volume. Nine complete stories are included here as well as ten others, encompassing the whole range of classical themes: ideal romance, travel adventure, historical fiction, and comic parody. A new foreword by J.R. Morgan examines the enormous impact this groundbreaking collection has had on our understanding of classical thought and our concept of the novel.

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