A Companion to the Ancient Novel

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 31, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 632 pages

This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary.

  • Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysis
  • Brings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voices
  • Includes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysis
  • Addresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel form
  • Provides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile

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Notes on Contributors
The Magnetic Stone of Love Greek Novel
Chariton Individuality and Stereotype
Daphnis andChloe Innocence and Experience
Achilles Tatius Sophistic Master of Novelistic
The Author and His Work
Petronius Satyrica
Apuleius The Golden AssThe
Apuleius and Latin Love Elegy
Apuleius Metamorphoses AHybrid Text?
for Literature
Respect these Breastsand Pity Me Greek
Various Asses
Ekphrasis in the Ancient Novel
Miscellanea Petroniana A Petronian
Enthusiasts Thoughts and Reviews

Conspiracy Theories
Historia ApolloniiRegis Tyri An Unconventional
The Other Greek Novels
Hellbent Heavensent
The Genre of the Novel A Theoretical
The Management of Dialogue in Ancient
Characterization in the Ancient Novel
Liaisons Dangereuses Epistolary Novels
An OpenEnding ComingofAge Novel
The Lifeof Aesop rec G The Composition
Reception ofStrangersin Apuleius Metamorphoses The ExamplesofHypata and Cenchreae
Roman Elegyandthe Roman Novel
Gender in the Ancient Novel Women andtheGreek Novel
Education as Construction of Gender Roles in the Greek Novels
Latin Culturein the Second Century
Mimethic Paideia in Lucians True History
Reimagining Community in Christian
The Poetics ofOldWives Talesor Apuleius and the Philosophical Novel Introduction The Narrative Situation
Achilles Tatius andHeliodorus Between
Sudden Death in the Shower

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About the author (2014)

Shannon N. Byrne is Professor of Classics at Xavier University.

Edmund P. Cueva is Professor of Classics and Humanities at the University of Houston-Downtown. Together, they have coedited several books, including of Authors, Authority and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel: Essays in Honor of Gareth L. Schmeling (with J. Alvares, 2006), Longus: Text, Commentary and Vocabulary (2005), and Humor and Classical Literature (2002).

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