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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 spouse to the Greek and Roman Novel comprises nineteen unique essays through a world solid of specialists within the box. The emphasis is upon the severe interpretation of the texts inside of ancient settings, either in antiquity and within the later generations which have been and stay encouraged by means of them. all of the important problems with present scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural id, classification, faith, politics, narrative, type, readership and masses extra. 4 sections hide cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary shape, and their reception in classical antiquity and past. every one bankruptcy contains counsel on additional examining. This assortment should be crucial for students and scholars, in addition to for others who wish an up to date, obtainable advent into this exhilarating fabric.

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6, 1. 12. nine, 2. 1. five, 2. four. 1, 2. five. eleven, three. 2. 6, four. 7. 6, five. five. 1, five. nine. eight, eight. five. 10 (Dionysius), 6. five. eight, 7. five. 6 (Callirhoe), 7. 2. five (Chaereas), eight. three. 10 (Demetrius); Xen. Eph. 1. 1. three; Ach. Tat. 1. eight. four; lengthy. 1. eight. 1; Hld. 2. 33. five. 30 Hunter (1983), e. g. fifty nine; Zeitlin (1990); Whitmarsh (2001a) 100–3. 31 The word ‘mythomaniac’ is Conte’s (1994). 32 The identify ‘Trimalchio’ turns out to ask derivation from the Semitic root MLK (Hebrew ˚lm) denoting royal rule. eight Cambridge Collections on-line © Cambridge collage Press, 2008 Introduction the opposite. 33 For all that Petronius mercilessly assaults the venality and corruption of up to date Rome (there is greater than a whiff of Nero approximately Trimalchio), he additionally pursuits the hypocritical Greeks who impact an air of ethical superiority. The prestige of the novels the explanations at the back of this common emphasis upon Greek studying were greatly debated, and are past our current scope. 34 it is important to us, besides the fact that, to underline that this used to be an empire-wide phenomenon, and never easily constrained to mainland Greece. there have been definitely these population of the outdated Greek centres, really Athens, who observed themselves as protecting their cultural purity opposed to the hordes of barbarian outsides. 35 there have been, despite the fact that, additionally these from additional afield just like the Gaul Favorinus and the Syrian Lucian (both second-century ce) who observed Greek schooling as a chance to rework themselves from locals to cultural electorate of the empire: for such figures, ‘Greek’ signified strength, prestige and appreciate, not only ethnic association. 36 it truly is, during this connection, quite major that the settings of the novels are likely to steer clear of mainland Greece, it appears systematically (as Susan Stephens emphasises during this volume). the image painted of Athens specifically is significantly gloomy. 37 Chariton’s Callirhoe is determined on Syracuse within the aftermath of the failed Athenian invasion of 415–413; Callirhoe herself is the daughter of the effective normal Hermocrates (a determine primary from the fourth, 6th and 7th books of Thucydides’ Histories). This antiAthenian feeling percolates even to the pirate Theron, who offers the Piraeus a large berth simply because he despises the ‘inquisitiveness’ of the Athenians (1. eleven. 6). In Heliodorus’ Charicleia and Theagenes, in the meantime, Athens is the atmosphere for Cnemon’s inset tale of treachery, tragedy and illicit ardour, which serves as a counterpoint to the most story that we learn (which is decided completely in Africa). 38 the only exception is the Ass story (both the Greek and the Latin version), yet even this is often set in Thessaly, within the semi-civilised north, the place a veneer of Hellenism hides a global of magic and peculiar ritual. This avoidance of cultural centres displays the provenance of the novelists themselves, who are inclined to hail (as Stephens back notes) from the frontiers of the empire. The earliest Greek authors hailed from Asia Minor: Chariton 33 Sat. 87; Plato, Symposium 219b–c; Dimundo (1983). 34 See the works pointed out in n. 26 above. 35 an exceptional instance is Agathion (second century ce), at Philostratus, Lives of the Sophists 552–4.

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