Greek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis And Chloe, Letters Of Chion by Rosanna LongusGreek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis And Chloe, Letters Of Chion by Rosanna Longus

Greek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis And Chloe, Letters Of Chion

byRosanna Longus, Chariton, Anonymous

Paperback | October 25, 2011

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.56 online 
$24.00 list price save 22%
Earn 93 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


A collection of Greek fiction written between the first and fourth centuries AD

'Callirhoe' is the stirring tale of star-crossed lovers Chaereas and Callirhoe, torn apart when she is kidnapped and sold as a slave, while 'Daphnis and Chloe' tells of a boy and girl abandoned at birth, who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. Greek Fiction - also containing 'Letters of Chion', an early thriller about tyranny and a political assassination - is a fascinating glimpse into an alternative view of Ancient Greece's literary culture.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
CHARITON is assumed to be the earliest of the Greek novelists and probably wrote Callirhoe in the first or second century AD. LONGUS, the author of Dapnis and Chloe, is usually dated to the second or third centuries AD. HELEN MORALES is author of Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (2007) and co-editor of the Classics journal, Ramu...
Title:Greek Fiction: Callirhoe, Daphnis And Chloe, Letters Of ChionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.79 × 5.1 × 0.72 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140449256

ISBN - 13:9780140449259


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! The ancient greek novels are a rather underestimated lot. Filled with forbidden love, jealous suitors, pirate ships, and divine intervention, these texts stand equal to the dramatic soap operas we know and love today. Don't be intimated by the archaic text: the language is succinct and easy to follow a long. I highly recommend these!
Date published: 2017-09-29