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Beauty, Dress, and Identity

Silvia Montiglio

in Love and Providence: Recognition in the Ancient Novel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916047
eISBN:
9780199980239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916047.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with recognitions in the two second-century novels Leucippe and Clitophon and Daphnis and Chloe. Leucippe and Clitophon treats the motif of recognition iconoclastically, in line ... More


The Gods in the Greek Novel

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0019
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

If we look, in the ‘ideal novel’, at the frequency of mention of significant named divinities (such as Aphrodite, Dionysos, Artemis, Zeus, Isis), as well as of theos and theoi in general, we find ... More


Achilles Tatius and Vergil’s Aeneid

Daniel Jolowicz

in Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894823
eISBN:
9780191915680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894823.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 5 attends to Achilles Tatius’ engagement with Vergil’s Aeneid. The argument focuses on three main lines of enquiry (in all of which it is clear that Achilles is capitalizing on the erotic ... More


Achilles Tatius and Latin Elegy

Daniel Jolowicz

in Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894823
eISBN:
9780191915680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894823.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 4 establishes the multiple connections between Achilles and Latin love elegy (especially Ovid), which he mobilizes as a principal weapon in his redefinition of the novelistic genre. This is ... More


Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels

Daniel Jolowicz

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894823
eISBN:
9780191915680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894823.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This work establishes and explores connections between Greek imperial literature and Latin poetry. As such, it challenges conventional thinking about literary and cultural interaction of the period, ... More


Achilles Tatius and the Destruction of Bodies: Ovid, Lucan, Seneca

Daniel Jolowicz

in Latin Poetry in the Ancient Greek Novels

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192894823
eISBN:
9780191915680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192894823.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Chapter 6 argues that Achilles is attracted to the gallery of bodily carnage on offer in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Lucan’s Bellum Civile, and Seneca’s Phaedra, as part of his apparent obsession with the ... More


Sphragis 2: The Limits of Reality and the End of the Novel (10.41.3–4)

Ian Repath

in Reading Heliodorus' Aethiopica

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198792543
eISBN:
9780191834547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792543.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The previous chapter explores how Heliodorus’ sphragis evokes and inverts the conventions of self-identification recognizable from works of historiography and his generic predecessor, Chariton, who ... More


Augustus and the Roman Empire: The Birth of an Ideology

David Wheeler-Reed

in Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire: Ideology, the Bible, and the Early Christians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300227727
eISBN:
9780300231311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227727.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter focuses on the ideology of Augustus with respect to his marriage legislation and the illusion it created of a values crisis in ancient Rome. It also examines the writings of Musonius ... More


Sending the Reader Round the Bend (8.14–17)

Ian Repath

in Reading Heliodorus' Aethiopica

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198792543
eISBN:
9780191834547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792543.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyses a passage concerned with transition, as the protagonists leave Memphis and make their way towards Ethiopia. The characters experience a variety of fluctuating emotions which, ... More


Some Tears in Achilles Tatius (Achilles 6.7.3–7)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0024
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Another novelist provides in some respects a point in between Chariton and Heliodorus. His elaborate expatiation on tears and the lover put rhythm at the service of an intricate treatment of the mind ... More


More Tears in Achilles Tatius (7.4.3–6)

G. O. Hutchinson

in Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

A further passage shows the imagination and craft of Achilles Tatius taken to a still greater degree, as he depicts the hero Cleitophon at the terrible crisis of believing his beloved to be dead. The ... More


Mimesis and the Gendered Icon in Greek Theory and Fiction

Tim Whitmarsh

in Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520276819
eISBN:
9780520957022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520276819.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Taking its cue from the fragments of On Imitation, by Dionysius of Halicarnassus, chapter 9 argues for two distinctly gendered models of fiction in Greek antiquity. According to the first, texts and ... More


How Greek Is the Greek Romance?

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0017
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the light of the findings of this book, the ‘Hellenocentric’ romances of Chariton and Xenophon look less like a point of origin for the Greek romance and more an exception against the larger ... More


Plutarch's Rhythmic Prose

G. O. Hutchinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198821717
eISBN:
9780191860928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198821717.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Greek literature is divided, like many literatures, into poetry and prose; but in the earlier Roman Empire, 31 BC to AD 300, much Greek (and Latin) prose was written in one organized rhythmic system. ... More


“Torn between Hope and Despair”: Narrative Foreshadowing and Suspense in the Greek Novel

Laurel Fulkerson

in Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190278298
eISBN:
9780190603786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278298.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter explores how the emotion of hope works in the ancient Greek novel, beginning from the fact that in this genre alone, it seems to be a positive emotion, rather than foreshadowing doom or ... More


Dirty Love

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ancient Greek erotic romances were primarily about inappropriate, misplaced desire. What is distinctive about the novel is that it celebrates this desire rather than condemning it.


Who Was Ctesias?

Tim Whitmarsh

in Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Ctesias, the author of the Zarinaea and Stryangaeus story, was an extraordinary figure, a Greek who spent time in the Persian court and claimed to have access to Persian sources. He was influential ... More


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