The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 5/15/2008
EAN 9780521684880, ISBN10: 0521684889

Paperback, 412 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.4 cm
Language: English

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.

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.