By Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne
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- Addresses confusing questions bearing on authorial expression and readership of the traditional novel form
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The Literary Texture It was until quite recently assumed that Chariton presented an unsophisticated simplicity tailored to a very simple and undemanding readership. That is now no longer tenable as a point of view: the texture of quotation and allusion is substantial (Hunter Chariton 17 1994, 1056–1071 passim) without being stiflingly learned. Homeric quotations are used as an epicizing feature in their own right, though that in itself might be dismissed as the lowest common denominator of literary currency.
Kallirhoe: Chariton von Aphrodisias. Stuttgart: Anton Hiersemann. Secondary Anderson, G. 1982. Eros Sophistes: Ancient Novelists at Play. Chico, California: Scholars Press. L. 1985. E. W. Knox. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 683–699. L. 1994. ” In The Search for the Ancient Novel, edited by J. Tatum. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, pp. 435–459. P. 2004. The Myths of Fiction: Studies in the Canonic Greek Novels. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Egger, B. 1994a. R. Morgan and Richard Stoneman.
Daphnis and Chloe, despite its small scale, accomplishes grand aims, a testimony to Eros’ power and to a utopian vision of a reconstructed society that touches the present. Most notably, Leucippe and Clitophon details the complex process through which the love of Clitophon and Leucippe matures. Longus likewise explicitly makes the erotic maturation from childish innocence to a married and mated couple the central plot development, with nearly all other elements serving that end (Zeitlin 1990). Accordingly, Daphnis and Chloe provides impressive evidence for what Greco-Roman culture thought about desire, its pleasures and obstacles, as well as the nature of sexual identity and the relations between the sexes in their social contexts.
A Companion to the Ancient Novel by Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne