New PDF release: Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love

By Stefan Tilg

ISBN-10: 0199576947

ISBN-13: 9780199576944

the easiest recognized number of the traditional novel - occasionally pointed out with the traditional novel tout courtroom - is the Greek love novel. The query of its origins has intrigued students for hundreds of years and has been the point of interest of loads of learn. Stefan Tilg proposes a brand new strategy to this old puzzle by way of arguing for a private inventor of the style, Chariton of Aphrodisias, who wrote the 1st Greek (and, with that, the 1st ecu) love novel,
Narratives approximately Callirhoe, within the mid-first century advert. Tilg's end is drawn at the foundation of 2 converging strains of argument, one from literary background, one other from Chariton's poetics, and may shed clean gentle upon the reception of Latin literature within the Greek world.

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