Achilles Tatius: Leucippe and Clitophon by Helen Morales

Achilles Tatius: Leucippe and Clitophon

byHelen MoralesTranslated byTim Whitmarsh

Hardcover | July 29, 2005

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Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon (composed in the second century AD) is the most bizarre and risque of the four 'Greek novels' of idealized love between boy and girl that survive from the period of the Roman empire. Stretching the capacity of the genre to the limits, Achilles Tatius'narrative covers adultery, violence, evisceration, pederasty, virginity-testing, and, of course, an improbable happy ending. Ingenious and sophisticated in conception, Leucippe and Clitophon is, in execution, at once subtle, stylish, moving, brash, tasteless, and obscene. This new translation aimsto capture the exuberant variety of Achilles Tatius' writing. Detailed notes explain obscurities to the non-specialist and address more complex problems for the benefit of the student and the scholar. A witty and erudite introduction sets Achilles Tatius in his historical and literarycontexts.

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Tim Whitmarsh is Leverhulme Lecturer in Hellenistic Literature, University of Exeter Helen Morales is Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge
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Title:Achilles Tatius: Leucippe and ClitophonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.81 inPublished:July 29, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198152892

ISBN - 13:9780198152897

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Table of Contents

IntroductionNote on the TranslationSelect BibliographyChronology of the Ancient NovelMapLEUCIPPE AND CLITOPHONExplanatory NotesGlossary: Names in Leucippe and Clitophon