Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Clitophon by Helen MoralesVision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Clitophon by Helen Morales

Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Clitophon

byHelen Morales

Hardcover | January 31, 2005

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Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon has long been regarded as the most controversial of the ancient Greek novels. This extended study on Achilles Tatius explores Leucippe and Clitophon in its literary and visual contexts, presenting fresh insights into the work's narrative complexities and its obsessions with the eye. The book is written for non-specialists and all Greek is translated or paraphrased. It will be of value to readers with interests in feminist literary criticism, as well as ancient novels.
Title:Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius Leucippe and ClitophonFormat:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.94 inPublished:January 31, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521642647

ISBN - 13:9780521642644


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Readers and reading; 3. Description, digression and form; 4. Gender, gaze and speech; Conclusion.

Editorial Reviews

'This book is an important contribution to our understanding not only of Leucippe and Clithophon but also of ancient Greek novels in general, whose narrative strategies can be linked to, and decoded from, a complex visualistic discourse both within and outside the texts. Key elements of this poetics of vision and the novels' sophisticated design are ekphrastic descriptions, theatrical scenes, modes of viewing, and the visual impact of the female heroine, which Morales discusses in four chapters. All of them contain a series of stimulating close readings combined with a critical discussion of previous narratological approaches to the text, especially those by Stephen Nimis and Shady Bartsch.' Journal of Hellenic Studies