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    DescriptionThis study discusses the Greek novel through the ages, from the genre's flowering in late Antiquity to its learned revival in twelfth-century Byzantium. Its unique feature is its full coverage of the Byzantine novels, demonstrating that they both depend upon and react against the ancient novel, and can only be understood against the cultural backdrop of ancient Greek literature. Dreams and Suicides analyses the cultural symptoms and attitudes portrayed or implied in the novels, thus rooting them in a social rather than merely a literary context. For all students of ancient culture, this book provides important and original insights into the genre of ancient literature.

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    Dreams and Suicides
    The Greek Novel from Antiquity to the Byzantine Empire
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Suzanne Macalister
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 248
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 463 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415070058
    ISBN 10: 0415070058

    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
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    B&T Approval Code: A24204000
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAZ
    DC22: 883.0109
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA, 1QDAG, 1QDAZ
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    DC20: 883.009
    LC classification: PA3267.M27
    DC22: 883/.0109
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: PA3267 .M27 1996
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSK
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    08 October 1996
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    Author Information
    Suzanne MacAlister is Lecturer in Ancient Greek Literature and Classical Civilisation at the University of Sydney. She has published on dreams, gender symbolism and the novels in late Antiquity and twelfth-century Byzantium.
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    "Suzanne MacAlister has written a valuable study of dreams and suciides in the Greek novel from antiquity to Byzantine times."-International Journal of the Classical Tradition "MacAlister contributes to the scholarly discussion not only by literary theorists but also by sociologists and cultural historians ."-"Religious Studies Review