A Companion to the Ancient Novel (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

A Companion to the Ancient Novel (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

By: Edmund P. Cueva (author), Shannon N. Byrne (author)Hardback

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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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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).


Notes on Contributors viii Introduction 1 Edmund P. Cueva and Shannon N. Byrne Part I Novels and Authors 11 a. Greek 12 1 Chariton: Individuality and Stereotype 13 Graham Anderson 2 Daphnis and Chloe: Innocence and Experience, Archetypes and Art 26 Jean Alvares 3 Xenophon, The Ephesian Tales 43 James N. O Sullivan 4 Achilles Tatius, Sophistic Master of Novelistic Conventions 62 Kathryn S. Chew 5 Heliodorus, the Ethiopian Story 76 Marilia P. Futre Pinheiro b. Roman 95 6 Petronius, Satyrica 96 Heinz Hofmann 7 Apuleius The Golden Ass: The Nature of the Beast 119 Paula James 8 Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri 133 Giovanni Garbugino c. Related 146 9 The Other Greek Novels 147 Susan Stephens 10 Hell-bent, Heaven-sent: From Skyman to Pumpkin 159 Barry Baldwin 11 The Novel and Christian Narrative 180 David Konstan and Ilaria Ramelli Part II Genre and Approaches 199 12 The Genre of the Novel: A Theoretical Approach 201 Marilia P. Futre Pinheiro 13 The Management of Dialogue in Ancient Fiction 217 Graham Anderson 14 Characterization in the Ancient Novel 231 Koen De Temmerman 15 Liaisons Dangereuses: Epistolary Novels in Antiquity 244 Timo Glaser 16 The Life of Aesop (rec.G): The Composition of the Text 257 Consuelo Ruiz-Montero Part III Influences and Intertextuality 273 17 Reception of Strangers in Apuleius Metamorphoses: The Examples of Hypata and Cenchreae 275 Stavros Frangoulidis 18 From the Epic to the Novelistic Hero: Some Patterns of a Metamorphosis 288 Luca Graverini 19 Roman Elegy and the Roman Novel 300 Judith P. Hallett and Judith Hindermann 20 Apuleius Metamorphoses: A Hybrid Text? 317 Paula James 21 The Magnetic Stone of Love: Greek Novel and Poetry 330 Francoise Letoublon 22 Respect these Breasts and Pity Me : Greek Novel and Theater 352 Francoise Letoublon and Marco Genre 23 Poems in Petronius Satyrica 371 Aldo Setaioli 24 Various Asses 384 Niall W. Slater 25 Greek Novel and Greek Archaic Literature 400 Giuseppe Zanetto 26 Ekphrasis in the Ancient Novel 411 Angela Holzmeister Part IV Themes and Topics 425 27 Miscellanea Petroniana: A Petronian Enthusiast s Thoughts and Reviews 427 Barry Baldwin 28 Love, Myth, and Ritual: The Mythic Dimension and Adolescence in Longus Daphnis and Chloe 441 Anton Bierl 29 Gender in the Ancient Novel 456 Ellen D. Finkelpearl 30 Education as Construction of Gender Roles in the Greek Novels 473 Sophie Lalanne 31 Greek Love in the Greek Novel 490 John F. Makowski 32 Latin Culture in the Second Century ad 502 Claudio Moreschini 33 Mimet(h)ic Paideia in Lucian s True History 522 Peter von Mollendorff 34 Reimagining Community in Christian Fictions 535 Judith Perkins 35 The Poetics of Old Wives Tales, or Apuleius and the Philosophical Novel 552 Stefan Tilg 36 Achilles Tatius and Heliodorus: Between Aristotle and Hitchcock 570 Martin M. Winkler 37 Longus Daphnis and Chloe: Literary Transmission and Reception 584 Maria Pia Pattoni Index 598

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  • publication date: 14/02/2014
  • ISBN13: 9781444336023
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 632
  • ID: 9781444336023
  • weight: 1116
  • ISBN10: 1444336029

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