By Susan A. Stephens, John J. Winkler
The fresh discovery of fragments from such novels as Iolaos, Phoinikika, Sesonchosis, and Metiochos and Parthenope has dramatically elevated the library catalogue of old novels, calling for a clean survey of the sector. during this quantity Susan Stephens and John Winkler have reedited the entire identifiable novel fragments, together with the epitomes of Iamblichos' Babyloniaka and Antonius Diogenes' Incredible issues past Thule. meant for students in addition to nonspecialists, this paintings presents new variations of the texts, complete translations at any time when attainable, and introductions that situate each one textual content in the box of old fiction and that current appropriate historical past fabric, literary parallels, and attainable strains of interpretation.
Collective interpreting of the fragments exposes the inadequacy of many at present held assumptions concerning the historic novel, between those, for instance, the paradigm for a linear, more and more complicated narrative improvement, the inspiration of the "ideal romantic" novel because the established norm, and the character of the novel's readership and cultural milieu. as soon as perceived as a overdue and insignificant improvement, the unconventional emerges as a valuable and revealing cultural phenomenon of the Greco-Roman global after Alexander.
Originally released in 1995.
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