The Ancient Novel and Beyond

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Stelios Panayotakis, Maaike Zimmerman, Wytse Hette Keulen
BRILL, Jan 1, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 489 pages
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This volume comprises the revised versions of selected papers read at the International Conference on the Ancient Novel (Groningen, July 2000). The papers cover a wide range of scholarly issues that were prominent in the programme of the conference, and feature the most recent approaches to research on the ancient novel. The essays combine judicious use of literary theory with traditional scholarship, and examine the ancient novels and related texts, such as Oriental tales and Christian narrative, both in their larger, literary, cultural and social context, and as sources of inspiration for Byzantine and modern fiction. This book is important not only for classicists and literary historians, but also for a general public of those interested in narrative fiction.
  

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Contents

Alexander the Great in the Arabic Tradition
3
The Last Days of Alexander in an Arabic Popular
23
Apul Met 11
37
The Grand Vizier the Prophet and the Satirist
53
Living Portraits and Sculpted Bodies in Chariton v
71
Spectator and Spectacle in Apuleius
85
Philosophy and Fiction in
101
Fiction as a Discourse of Philosophy in Lucians
115
The Openings and Closures
239
STEPHEN NIMIS
255
La lettre dans le roman grec ou les liaisons
271
The Role of Inscriptions in GrecoRoman Novels
289
BEYOND THE ANCIENT NOVEL
317
Petronius Satyri
329
La mise en scene declamatoire chez les romanciers
345
Static Imitation or Creative Transformation?
371

The Representation of Violence in the Greek Novels
129
Three Death Scenes in Apollonius of Tyre
143
Phraseology of Fiction
161
Narrative Irony
191
The Winged Ass Intertextuality and Narration
207
Hans Sachs
393
Satyricon as a Model
413
Notes on contributors
443
Index
485
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Stelios Panayotakis, Ph.D. (1996) in Classics, University of Crete, is Research Fellow at the University of Groningen. He has published on Apuleius, and is preparing a commentary on the Historia Apollonii regis Tyri. Maaike Zimmerman, Ph.D. (1992) in Classics, University of Groningen, is co-editor of the Groningen Colloquia on the Novel, and editor-in-chief of Ancient Narrative. Her publications include Apuleius Metamorphoses, Book X, Text, Introduction, and Commentary (Groningen, 2000).Wytse Keulen, Ph.D. (2002) in Classics, University of Groningen, is preparing a commentary on Book One of Apuleius' Metamorphoses. The editors are members of the research group Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius.