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Description - Collected Ancient Greek Novels by B. P. Reardon

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520256552
ISBN-10: 0520256557
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 49mm)
Pages: 848
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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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