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The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel

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Tim Whitmarsh, Ewen Bowie, Helen Morales, Susan Stephens, Froma Zeitlin, James Romm, Jason König, Lawrence Kim, Catherine Connors, Simon Goldhill, Andrew Laird, John Morgan, Stephen Harrison, Shadi Bartsch, Richard Hunter, Joan Burton, Michael Reeve, Gerald Sandy, Stephen Harrison, Massimo Fusillo
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  • Date Published: June 2008
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521684880

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  • The Greek and Roman novels of Petronius, Apuleius, Longus, Heliodorus and others have been cherished for millennia, but never more so than now. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel contains nineteen original essays by an international cast of experts in the field. The emphasis is upon the critical interpretation of the texts within historical settings, both in antiquity and in the later generations that have been and continue to be inspired by them. All the central issues of current scholarship are addressed: sexuality, cultural identity, class, religion, politics, narrative, style, readership and much more. Four sections cover cultural context of the novels, their contents, literary form, and their reception in classical antiquity and beyond. Each chapter includes guidance on further reading. This collection will be essential for scholars and students, as well as for others who want an up-to-date, accessible introduction into this exhilarating material.

    • Comprehensive, sophisticated critical introduction to the Greek and Roman novel
    • Emphasises critical themes rather than focusing upon individual texts
    • Includes guidance for further reading
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    "The essays are self-standing, well-written, and provide useful guides to further reading. They sum up the state of current scholarship, but what lends the volume enduring value is that the essays also offer provocative new interpretations that will inspire further thinking and investigation. An invaluable resource for classicists and anyone interested in ancient literature and the history of the novel." --Choice

    "Whitmarsh has edited an extremely rich and stimulating volume that demonstrates the sophistication of the literature it deals with and of the criticism of contemporary classicists. The contributors engage with the novel at an extremely high level and with impressive specialism, bringing their perspectives to bear upon the genre. It will certainly be of great use to scholars of the ancient novel." --BCMR

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521684880
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 150 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Tim Whitmarsh
    Part I. Contexts:
    2. Literary milieux Ewen Bowie
    3. The history of sexuality Helen Morales
    4. Cultural identity Susan Stephens
    5. Class Tim Whitmarsh
    Part II. The World of the Novel:
    6. Religion Froma Zeitlin
    7. Travel James Romm
    8. Body and text Jason König
    9. Time Lawrence Kim
    10. Politics and spectacles Catherine Connors
    Part III. Form:
    11. Genre Simon Goldhill
    12. Approaching style and rhetoric Andrew Laird
    13. Intertextuality John Morgan and Stephen Harrison
    14. Narrative Tim Whitmarsh and Shadi Bartsch
    Part IV. Reception:
    15. Ancient readers Richard Hunter
    16. Byzantine readers Joan Burton
    17. The re-emergence of the novel in Western Europe, 1300-1810 Michael Reeve
    18. Novels ancient and modern Gerald Sandy and Stephen Harrison
    19. Modernity and post-modernity Massimo Fusillo.

  • Editor

    Tim Whitmarsh, University of Oxford
    Tim Whitmarsh is E. P. Warren Praelector in Classics at Corpus Christi and Lecturer in Greek Language and Literature at the University of Oxford. He has published widely on the Greek literature of the Roman period, including Greek Literature and the Roman Empire: The Politics of Imitation (2001) and The Second Sophistic (2005). He has lectured all over the world, given television interviews, appeared on Radio 4 and written for the Times Literary Supplement.

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    Tim Whitmarsh, Ewen Bowie, Helen Morales, Susan Stephens, Froma Zeitlin, James Romm, Jason König, Lawrence Kim, Catherine Connors, Simon Goldhill, Andrew Laird, John Morgan, Stephen Harrison, Shadi Bartsch, Richard Hunter, Joan Burton, Michael Reeve, Gerald Sandy, Stephen Harrison, Massimo Fusillo

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