Ancient Novel by Niklas Holzberg
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Ancient Novel
By Niklas Holzberg

The Ancient Novel

An Introduction

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Ancient Novel by Niklas Holzberg

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This 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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415107525
ISBN-10: 0415107520
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 11mm)
Pages: 140
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 15-Dec-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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