Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare neologism, and devices of punctuation and typography, to create a sparkling, luxurious, and readable translation that reproduces something of the linguistic and comic effects of the original Latin. The general Introduction is a masterpiece of clarity, orienting the reader in matters of authorship, narration, genre, religion, structure and style. A generous and browsable index, select bibliography, and maps are included.
Joel C. Relihan is Professor of Classics, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.
Introduction; A Traveller's Tale; Hospitality in Hypata; The Festival of Laughter; A Den of Thieves; Psyche Lost; Psyche Regained; Charite Regained; Charite Lost; Miller's' Tales; Wicked, Wicked Women; Queen Isis; Index.