Leucippe and Clitophon

Paperback | August 30, 2009

byAchilles Tatius, Helen MoralesTranslated byTim Whitmarsh

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'Her mouth was like the bloom of a rose, when the rose begins to part the lips of its petals. As soon as I saw, I was done for...All my dreams were of Leucippe.' Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon is the most bizarre and risque of the five '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 its limits, Achilles' 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 aims to capture Achilles' writing in all its exuberantvariety.

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'Her mouth was like the bloom of a rose, when the rose begins to part the lips of its petals. As soon as I saw, I was done for...All my dreams were of Leucippe.' Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon is the most bizarre and risque of the five 'Greek novels' of idealized love between boy and girl that survive from the period of the R...

Tim Whitmarsh is Leverhulme Lecturer in Hellenistic Literature at the University of Exeter.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.47 inPublished:August 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199555478

ISBN - 13:9780199555475

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