The Ancient Novel and Beyond

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Stelios Panayotakis, Maaike Zimmerman, Wytse Hette Keulen
Brill, Jan 1, 2003 - Architecture - 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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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.