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    DescriptionThis widely acclaimed book offers an introduction to the ancient novel and presents the latest research findings in the field. For this English translation, Professor Holzberg has substantially updated and expanded the German edition of 1986. Niklas Holzberg considers the ancient novel as encompassing idealistic and comic realistic narrative with central themes of love and adventure. He develops his definition of the genre and offers explanations of why this literary form was so popular during the Hellenistic period. He goes on to examine the individual texts in chronological order, providing a summary of the contents of each, relevant background information and interpretative pointers.

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    The Ancient Novel
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Niklas Holzberg, Translated by Christine Jackson-Holzberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 329 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415107525
    ISBN 10: 0415107520

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15720
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Approval Code: A23305030
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Approval Code: A24200000
    DC20: 809.3
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 883/.01/09
    LC classification: 94016557, PA3040 .H6513 1995
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    15 December 1994
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    1. The genre 2. The rise of the genre 3. The idelistic novel in early Imperial times 4. The comic-realistic novel 5. The idealistic novel in the age of the Second Sophistic Select bibliography