Collected ancient Greek novels (Book, 1989) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Collected ancient Greek novels

Author: Graham AndersonKen DowdenChristopher GillBryan P ReardonGerald N SandyAll authors
Publisher: Berkeley ; Los Angeles ; London : University of California Press, [1989] ©1989
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Romance fiction
Novels
Greek fiction
Romance fiction, Greek
Translations
Translations into English
Traductions du grec
Traductions anglaises
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Anderson; Ken Dowden; Christopher Gill; Bryan P Reardon; Gerald N Sandy; J P Sullivan; John J Winkler; Chariton.; Xenophon, of Ephesus.; Achilles Tatius.; Longus.; Heliodorus, of Emesa.; Lucian, of Samosata.; Pseudo-Callisthenes.
ISBN: 0520043030 9780520043039 0520043065 9780520043060
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
OCLC Number: 18166651
Notes: Translations of what is extant of nineteen works.
Description: viii, 827 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / by B.P. Reardon --
Chaereas and Callirhoe / Chariton ; translated by B.P. Reardon --
An Ephesian tale / Xenophon of Ephesus ; translated by Graham Anderson --
Leucippe and Clitophon / Achilles Tatius ; translated by John J. Winkler --
Daphnis and Chloe / Longus ; translated by Christopher Gill --
An Ethiopian story / Heliodorus ; translated by J.R. Morgan --
The ass / Pseudo-Lucian ; translated by J.P. Sullivan --
A true story / Lucian ; translated by B.P. Reardon --
Alexander romance / Pseudo-Callisthenes ; translated by Ken Dowden --
The story of Apollonius, King of Tyre / Anonymous ; translated by Gerald N. Sandy --
Summaries / translated by Gerald N. Sandy. The wonders beyond Thule / Antonius Diogenes ; A Babylonian story / Iamblichus --
Fragments / translated by Gerald N. Sandy and B.P. Reardon: Ninus ; A Phoenician story ; Metiochus and Parthenope ; Iolaus ; Sesanchosis ; Herpyllis ; Chione ; Calligone.
Other Titles: Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri.
Responsibility: edited by B.P. Reardon.

Abstract:

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. Reardon'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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