The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others were loved for millennia, yet by no means extra so than now. The Cambridge better half to the Greek and Roman Novel includes nineteen unique essays by way of a world solid of specialists within the box. The emphasis is upon the severe interpretation of the texts inside of historic settings, either in antiquity and within the later generations which were and remain encouraged by way of them. the entire important problems with present scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural id, classification, faith, politics, narrative, sort, readership and lots more and plenty extra. 4 sections disguise cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary shape, and their reception in classical antiquity and past. every one bankruptcy contains assistance on additional interpreting. This assortment may be crucial for students and scholars, in addition to for others who wish an updated, available advent into this exhilarating fabric.
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And Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics on the collage of Chicago. Her first booklet was once interpreting the traditional Novel: the Reader and the function of Description in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius (1989). in view that then she has released generally, significantly on early imperial tradition (Actors within the viewers: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian (1994)) and the Roman poet Lucan (Ideology in chilly Blood: a interpreting of Lucan’s Civil battle (1997)). Her most up-to-date booklet is The reflect of the Self: Sexuality, Self-knowledge, and the Gaze within the Early Roman Empire (2006). e w e n b ow i e was once till his retirement in 2007 the E. P. Warren Praelector in Classics at Corpus Christi university and Professor of Classical Languages and Literature on the college of Oxford. He has released generally, for nearly 40 years, at the novels and the literary tradition of Roman Greece. he's getting ready a statement on Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe. joa n b . b u rto n is Professor and Chair of Classical reports at Trinity collage, San Antonio. She has released Theocritus’s city Mimes: Mobility, Gender, and Patronage (1995) and A Byzantine Novel: Drosilla and Charikles, a Bilingual version (2004), in addition to articles and ebook chapters on Hellenistic and Byzantine literature and tradition. c at h e r i n e c o n n o rs is affiliate Professor within the division of Classics on the college of Washington, Seattle, and is the writer of Petronius the Poet: Verse and Literary culture within the Satyricon (1998). She has additionally released articles at the historical novel and its reception, and on Roman epic, comedy and satire. Her present examine specializes in representations of nature and geography in literary texts. m as s i m o f u s i l l o is Professor of Literary feedback and Comparative Literature on the college of L’Aquila. His pursuits diversity from historic narrative to the trendy reception of classical literatures. He has written at the Greek novel (especially Il romanzo greco: polifonia ed eros (1989; French translation 1991)) and at the reception of Greek fantasy (La Grecia secondo Pasolini: Mito e cinema (1996); Il dio ibrido: Dioniso e le Baccanti nel Novecento (2006)). viii Cambridge Collections on-line © Cambridge collage Press, 2008 n o t e s o n c o n t r i b u to rs s i m o n g o l d h i l l is Professor of Greek at Cambridge collage. He has written broadly on all points of Greek literature, together with Foucault’s Virginity: old Erotic Fiction and the background of Sexuality (1995), and is very attracted to the relation among literature, cultural historical past and literary conception. s t e p h e n h a r r i s o n is Fellow and coach in Classics at Corpus Christi collage, Oxford, and Professor of Classical Languages and Literature within the college of Oxford. He has written broadly at the Roman novels; he's editor of Oxford Readings within the Roman Novel (1999), and writer of Apuleius: a Latin Sophist (2000). r i c h a r d h u n t e r is Regius Professor of Greek on the college of Cambridge and a Fellow of Trinity university.