Latin Fiction: The Latin Novel in Context

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Heinz Hofmann
Psychology Press, 2004 - History - 277 pages
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Latin Fiction provides a chronological study of the Roman novel from the Classical period to the Middle Ages, exploring the development of the novel and the continuity of Latin culture. Essays by eminent and international contributors discuss texts including:

* Petronius, Satyrica and Cena Trimalchionis
* Apuleius, Metamorphose(The Golden Ass) and The Tale of Cupid and Psyche
* The History of Apollonius of Tyre
* The Trojan tales of Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis
* The Latin Alexander
* Hagiographic fiction
* Medieval interpretations of Cupid and Pysche, Apollonius of Tyre and the Alexander Romance.

For any student or scholar of Latin fiction, or literary history, this will definitely be a book to add to your reading list.

 

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Contents

PETRONIUS AND THE SATYRICA
23
THE CENA TRIMALCHIONIS
38
THE NOVELLA IN PETRONIUS
52
REREADING THE ARBITER Arbitrium and verse in the Satyrica and in Petronius redivivus
64
APULEIUS
79
APULEIUS GOLDEN ASS From Miletus to Egypt
81
THE METAMORPHOSES OF APULEIUS AND ITS GREEK SOURCES
103
APULEIUS METAMORPHOSES The inserted tales
113
HISTORY AND ROMANCE SAINTS AND MARTYRS
153
NEWS FROM THE PAST Dictys and Dares on the Trojan War
155
THE LATIN ALEXANDER
167
HAGIOGRAPHIC FICTION AS ENTERTAINMENT
187
THE HERITAGE OF LATIN FICTION
213
TOWARDS A HISTORY OF THE EXEGESIS OF APULEIUS The case of the Tale of Cupid and Psyche
215
APOLLONIUS OF TYRE IN THE MIDDLE AGES AND THE RENAISSANCE
229
THE MEDIEVAL ALEXANDER
238

THE TALE OF CUPID AND PSYCHE
126
APOLLONIUS KING OF TYRE
139
THE HISTORY OF APOLLONIUS KING OF TYRE
141
THE REDISCOVERY OF THE LATIN NOVELS
253
INDEX
269
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