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Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

Stefan Tilg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199576944
eISBN:
9780191722486
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576944.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

No issue in scholarship on the ancient novel has been discussed as hotly as the origin of the Greek love novel, also known as the ‘ideal’ novel. The present book proposes a new solution to this old ... More


Introduction

Lawrence M. Wills (ed.)

in Ancient Jewish Novels: An Anthology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151428
eISBN:
9780199870516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195151429.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The introduction addresses such issues as the nature of the novel and of popular literature, and the relation of fiction to history and nonfiction. It also compares the Jewish novels with Greek ... More


A Matter of Genre and Influence: The Passio and Greco-Roman Pagan and Christian Narratives

Barbara K. Gold

in Perpetua: Athlete of God

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780195385458
eISBN:
9780190905316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195385458.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the generic properties of Perpetua’s narrative and the relationship of the martyr narratives to the contemporary Greek novel, the ancient secular novel, the Gospels, and the ... More


Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel

Tim Whitmarsh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199742653
eISBN:
9780190880798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742653.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Where does the Greek novel come from? This book argues that whereas much of Greek literature was committed to a form of cultural purism, presenting itself as part of a continuous tradition reaching ... More


Introduction

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/9780192894823.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This Introduction contextualizes the question of imperial Greek engagement with Latin literature within scholarship on the period often labelled as the ‘Second Sophistic’. It establishes the multiple ... More


Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel

Koen De Temmerman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199686148
eISBN:
9780191766381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686148.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Despite the resurgence of interest in representations of character in literary studies generally and Classical studies in particular, and despite the goldrush towards ancient fiction in the last two ... More


Romantic Love in Classical Times?: [From Ramus: Critical Studies in Greek and Roman Literature 10 (1981) 140–58.]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The dominant definition of “romantic love” as being most closely connected to “romance” and the vernacular of France rather than Latin is challenged. Medieval courtly love, troubadours, fin amour are ... More


Perpetua’s Martyrdom and the Metamorphosis of Narrative

David Konstan

in Perpetua's Passions: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199561889
eISBN:
9780191804397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199561889.003.0018
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents a reading of the Passio Perpetuae et Felicitatis and Xenophon of Ephesus’ Ephesiaca. It shows that the Passio Perpetuae has a form that is not wholly alien to that of the ... 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


Virginity and Violence in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Michael Rosenberg

in Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190845896
eISBN:
9780190845926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190845896.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Judaism

This chapter considers a wide range of virginity tests across cultures. Although virginity testing is commonly imbricated with issues of sexual violence, the specific form of virginity manifest ... More


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