Oxford Readings in the Roman Novel

Paperback | March 1, 1999

EditorS. J. Harrison

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This anthology of articles on the Roman novels of Petronius and Apuleius makes available some of the most useful and important articles published in German and Italian as well as English over the last thirty years. The introduction, by the editor, provides a general assessment of all scholarlywork written about the texts from the 1900s to the 1990s, setting the papers usefully in context. The articles in this collection which concern the work of Petronius include a general interpretation of a fragmentary and problematic text, exploration of narrative technique, relation to Menippean satire and recently discovered Greek novel papyri, and realism. On Apuleius, the collection includespieces on narrative and ideological unity, relation to religion and Platonism, exploration of narrative technique, relation to epic and to the Greek ass stories, to folk-tale, and historical realism. A reflection of the period of rapid expansion of scholarly interest in the area of the ancient novel this book combines the best of current international scholarly interpretation.

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This anthology of articles on the Roman novels of Petronius and Apuleius makes available some of the most useful and important articles published in German and Italian as well as English over the last thirty years. The introduction, by the editor, provides a general assessment of all scholarlywork written about the texts from the 1900s...

S. J. Harrison is at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Harrison: Twentieth-century scholarship on the Roman NovelZeitlin: Petronius as Paradox: Anarchy and Artistic IntegrityBeck: Some Observations on the Narrative Technique of PetroniusAstbury: Petronius, P. Oxy. 3010, and Menippean SatireRosati: Trimalchio on the StagePetersmann: Environment, Linguistic Situation and Levels of Style in PetroniusBarchiesi: Traces of Greek Novels and the Roman NovelsWlosok: On the Unity of ApuleiusTatum: The Tales in Apuleius MetamorphosesSmith: The Narrative Voice in Apuleius MetamorphosesMason: Fabula Graecanica: Apuleius and his Greek SourcesVan der Paardt: The Unmasked T: ApuleiusMillar: The World of the Golden AssDe Filippo: Curiositas and the Platonism of Apuleius Golden AssFinkelpearl: Psyche, Aeneas and an Ass: Apuleius

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`begins with a show-stoppingly detailed survey of scholarship on the subject, together with a fair amount of guidance to the uninitiated ... Harrison and Swain are learned and judicious editors, and both volumes no doubt find the wide markets they deserve ... it is hard not to be impressed bythe weight and density of scholarship to be found herein.' Tim Whitmarsh, Times Literary Supplement, 4/2/00.