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By Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne
This better half addresses a subject matter of constant modern relevance, either cultural and literary.
- Offers either a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of shut literary analysis
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- Includes concentrated chapters on person classical authors, similar to Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, in addition to a wide-ranging thematic analysis
- Addresses complicated questions referring to authorial expression and readership of the traditional novel form
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The pregnancy if nothing else ensures a greater prominence for Callirhoe, and here there is no balancing lustful overture from either sex for Chaereas to fight off on his own account: the plot itself dictates the characterization and not vice versa. ): “First you buried me, in Syracuse, and now I am burying you in Miletus. ) still harbors a trace of Rohde’s and Perry’s contempt: If Dionysius and the King are too civilised, Chaereas and Callirhoe themselves are even less effective; they are really attitudes, sensitized personality-matter rather than people with real emotions … the principal people are only half-alive.
Leipzig: Teubner. -G. 2004. The Types of International Folktales. Helsinki: Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Academia Scientiarum Fennica. , ed. 2008. The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. chapter 2 Daphnis and Chloe Innocence and Experience, Archetypes and Art Jean Alvares Longus offers an apparently simple story in his Daphnis and Chloe, a bestseller among the Greek novels (Reardon 1994, 135; citing Giles 1989). Yet, because of its employment of archetypal elements, evocation of philosophy and religion, dense (and occasionally jarring) intertexuality and manipulation of literary conventions, and multiple implied authors and readers, interpretations of the work are bound up in readerly attitudes.
However, there is no need to believe that more formal mystic rites are referred to here (see Beck 2003; Chalk 1960; Hunter 1983, 31–38; Kerénui 1927; Merkelbach 1962, 1988). Nevertheless, humans do long for beneficent gods, and divine helpers assist mythical heroes. Accordingly, Daphnis and Chloe’s gods, most of whom are connected with nature, actively work for the couple’s protection and are aligned with their maturation. The couple’s initial protectors are the nymphs, simple nature spirits, who may also be transfigured nymphs who were victims of Pan— Pitys, Syrinx, and Echo (Morgan 2003, 185).