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A Companion to the Ancient Novel (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)

Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne

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ISBN 10: 1444336029 / ISBN 13: 9781444336023
Published by John Wiley & Sons 2014-02-14, 2014
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Title: A Companion to the Ancient Novel (Blackwell ...

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons 2014-02-14

Publication Date: 2014

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This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary. * Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysis * Brings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voices * Includes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysis * Addresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel form * Provides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile


"It offers a nice mixture of new discussions, including some that will be useful for students and the uninitiated, some that will provoke further research, and a number that will stand as important contributions to the field in their own right." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 19 June 2015)

"Ending with a chapter looking at the influence of the ancient novel on modern film, the Companionforms a full circle in its assessment of forms of entertainment, while also demonstrating, in spite of its apparent rarity, that the ancient novel continues to exert a strong influence on modern storytellers, their means of, and inspirations for, storytelling." (Reference Reviews, 1 December 2014

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