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By Susan A. Stephens, John J. Winkler

ISBN-10: 0691069417

ISBN-13: 9780691069418

The contemporary discovery of fragments from such novels as Iolaos, Phoinikika, Sesonchosis, and Metiochos and Parthenope has dramatically elevated the library catalogue of old novels, calling for a clean survey of the sector. during this quantity Susan Stephens and John Winkler have reedited all the identifiable novel fragments, together with the epitomes of Iamblichos' Babyloniaka and Antonius Diogenes' Incredible issues past Thule. meant for students in addition to nonspecialists, this paintings presents new variations of the texts, complete translations every time attainable, and introductions that situate every one textual content in the box of historic fiction and that current correct historical past fabric, literary parallels, and attainable strains of interpretation.

Collective studying of the fragments exposes the inadequacy of many presently held assumptions concerning the historic novel, between those, for instance, the paradigm for a linear, more and more advanced narrative improvement, the suggestion of the "ideal romantic" novel because the universal norm, and the character of the novel's readership and cultural milieu. as soon as perceived as a overdue and insignificant improvement, the radical emerges as a crucial and revealing cultural phenomenon of the Greco-Roman international after Alexander.

Originally released in 1995.

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Kpaxei by second hand. NINOS ] not even the ] they endured ] wanting it ] the attempt ] s/he referred ] nor did the maiden dare ]and they ... ] for they both felt confidence ] in their aunts more [than in their own] mothers. II he said, "faithful to my oath I have now come into your sight and into the embraces of my cousin who is so dear to me. And first let the gods know this, as indeed they are aware, and as I shall myself confirm by this present declaration: Having traversed so much land and become master of so many peoples who submitted to my spear or because of my father's power served me NINOS 15.

17. pap. 20. pap. pap. pap. 31. pap. 36 18. 24. , apparpap. Lav. NlNOS and paid obeisance to me, I could have taken my full satisfaction of every pleasure. IfIhad done so my desire might be weaker perhaps for my cousin. But though I have returned in fact with my chastity intact, I am being defeated by the god and my maturing years. I am in my seventeenth year, as you know, and have been enrolled among the men for a year; yet to this day am I still a helpless child? Had I not become aware of Aphrodite, I might still have been rejoicing in my impregnable strength.

24. , apparpap. Lav. NlNOS and paid obeisance to me, I could have taken my full satisfaction of every pleasure. IfIhad done so my desire might be weaker perhaps for my cousin. But though I have returned in fact with my chastity intact, I am being defeated by the god and my maturing years. I am in my seventeenth year, as you know, and have been enrolled among the men for a year; yet to this day am I still a helpless child? Had I not become aware of Aphrodite, I might still have been rejoicing in my impregnable strength.

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