Collected Ancient Greek Novels

Collected Ancient Greek Novels

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Prose fiction, although not always associated with classical antiquity, did in fact flourish in the early Roman Empire, not only in realistic Latin novels but also and indeed principally in the Greek ideal romance of love and adventure to which they are related. Popular in the Renaissance, these stories have been less familiar in later centuries. Translations of the Greek stories were not readily available in English before B.P. Reardon's excellent volume. Nine complete stories are included here as well as ten others, encompassing the whole range of classical themes: ideal romance, travel adventure, historical fiction, and comic parody. A new foreword by J.R. Morgan examines the enormous impact this groundbreaking collection has had on our understanding of classical thought and our concept of the novel.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 848 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 50.8mm | 1,111.3g
  • University of California Press
  • Berkerley, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0520256557
  • 9780520256552
  • 251,759

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"The modern reader will find many pleasures and surprises in these ancient novels." The Key Reporter

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About B. P. Reardon

B.P. Reardon is Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of California, Irvine. J.R. Morgan is Professor of Greek at Swansea University.

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