Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel

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The best known variety of the ancient novel - sometimes identified with the ancient novel tout court - is the Greek love novel. The question of its origins has intrigued scholars for centuries and has been the focus of a great deal of research. Stefan Tilg proposes a new solution to this ancient puzzle by arguing for a personal inventor of the genre, Chariton of Aphrodisias, who wrote the first Greek (and, with that, the first European) love novel, Narratives about Callirhoe, in the mid-first century AD. Tilg's conclusion ...

Chariton of Aphrodisias and the Invention of the Greek Love Novel 2010, OUP Oxford, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199576944

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