ISBN-10:
0520256557
ISBN-13:
9780520256552
Pub. Date:
07/08/2008
Publisher:
University of California Press
Collected Ancient Greek Novels / Edition 2

Collected Ancient Greek Novels / Edition 2

by B. P. Reardon, J. R. Morgan
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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520256552
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 07/08/2008
Edition description: Second Edition, 2
Pages: 848
Sales rank: 523,564
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author


B.P. Reardon (1928–2009) was Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of California, Irvine.

J.R. Morgan is Professor Emeritus of Arts and Letters at Swansea University.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the 2008 Edition
by J R. Morgan

General Introduction
by B. P Reardon

Chariton · CHAEREAS AND CALLIRHOE
translated by B. P. Reardon

Xenophon of Ephesus · AN EPHESIAN TALE
translated by Graham Anderson

Achilles Tatius · LEUCIPPE AND CLITOPHON
translated by John]. Winkler

Longus · DAPHNIS AND CHLOE
translated by Christopher Gill

Heliodorus · AN ETHIOPIAN STORY
translated by]. R. Morgan

Pseudo-Lucian · THE ASS
translated by]. P. Sullivan

Lucian · A TRUE STORY
translated by B. P. Reardon

Pseudo-Callisthenes · ALEXANDER ROMANCE
translated by Ken Dowden

Anonymous · THE STORY OF APOLLONIUS
KING OF TYRE
translated by Gerald N. Sandy

SUMMARIES
translated by Gerald N. Sandy
Antonius Diogenes · THE WONDERS
BEYOND THULE
Iamblichus · A BABYLONIAN STORY

FRAGMENTS
translated by Gerald N. Sandy and B. P. Reardon
Introduction
NINUS
A PHOENICIAN STORY
METIOCHUS AND PARTHENOPE
IOLAUS
SESONCHOSIS
HERPYLLIS
CHIONE
CALLIGONE

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

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