Oxford Readings in the Greek Novel by Simon SwainOxford Readings in the Greek Novel by Simon Swain

Oxford Readings in the Greek Novel

EditorSimon Swain

Paperback | March 1, 1999

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This book comprises a new and exciting collection of critical work on the ancient Greek novel. It offers students and researchers twelve of the most influential studies of recent years together with an introduction, by the editor, which explores the nature of the Greek novel in its historicalcontext. The Readings are in two sections. The first examines aspects which are common to several or all of the novels, for example, themes and plots; the portrayal of emotions; the role of the countryside; female readers and characters; and the `historical novel'. The second section contains studies of thenarrative and plot of Chariton, the genre of and literary responses to Longus, Achilles Tatius' ego-narrative, the narrative technique and message of Heliodorus, and the humour found in Lucian's A True Story. Six of these pieces have been translated for the first time from French, German, andItalian, thereby bringing some of the best of European scholarship to an Anglophone audience. The most important Greek quotations have been rendered into English making these texts easily accessible to readers without Greek.
Simon Swain is at Warwick University.
Title:Oxford Readings in the Greek NovelFormat:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198721889

ISBN - 13:9780198721888


Table of Contents

1. Simon Swain: A Century and More of the Greek Novel2. Ewen Bowie: The Greek Novel: The Genre3. Massimo Fusillo: The Conflict of Emotions: a Topos in the Greek Erotic Novel4. Suzanne Said: Rural Society in the Greek Novel, or The Country Seen from the Town5. Brigitte Egger: The Role of Women in the Greek Novel: Woman as Heroine and Reader6. Tomas Hagg: Callirhoe and Parthenope: The Beginnings of the Historical Novel7. B. P. Reardon: Theme, Structure and Narrative in Chariton8. Bernd Effe: Longos: Towards a History of Bucolic and its Function in the Roman Empire9. Lia Raffaella Cresci: The Novel of Longos the Sophist and Pastoral Tradition10. B.P.Reardon: Achilles Tatius and Ego-Narrative11. J.R. Morgan: The Story of Knemon in Heliodoros' Aithiopka12. John J. Winkler: The Mendacity of Kalasiris and the Narrative Strategy of Heliodoros' Aithiopika13. Massimo Fusillo: The Mirror of the Moon. Lucian's A True Story - From Satire to Utopia

Editorial Reviews

`...a very readable survey of the literature on the novel, painting a sweeping canvas of the key issues in novel scholarship.'Steve Nimis