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Titel: Latin Fiction. The Latin Novel in Context.
Routledge, London / New York, 1999. XI,277p. Original black cloth, spine silver titled, with pictorial dust wrps. Nice copy. A.o.: G. SCHMELING: Petronius and the 'Satyrica' (pp.23-38); G.N. SANDY: Apuleius' 'Golden Ass': from Miletus to Egypt (pp.81-103); R. STOEMAN: The Latin Alexander (pp.167-187); R.H.F. CARVER: The rediscovery of the Latin novels (pp.253-269). 'In Latin Fiction the table of contents alone is proof of the rich variety of ancient novelistic prose. That the contributions do justice to that variety makes the book a worthwhile purchase for those seeking a reliable and well-documented introduction to the texts.' (JOY CONNOLLY in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2000.05.10). Antiquarian. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 35059
Latin Fiction provides a chronological study of the Roman novel from the Classical period to the Middle Ages, exploring the development of the novel and the continuity of Latin culture. Essays by eminent and international contributors discuss texts including:
* Petronius, Satyrica and Cena Trimalchionis
* Apuleius, Metamorphose(The Golden Ass) and The Tale of Cupid and Psyche
* The History of Apollonius of Tyre
* The Trojan tales of Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis
* The Latin Alexander
* Hagiographic fiction
* Medieval interpretations of Cupid and Pysche, Apollonius of Tyre and the Alexander Romance.
For any student or scholar of Latin fiction, or literary history, this will definitely be a book to add to your reading list.
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"Such neat scholarly craft, good-hearted affability, and intelligent and nonpartisan comparative literary description have been too rare in recent decades...this collection should be in every academic library that serves a liberal arts program."
-"Choice, March 2000
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