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The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel

Michael Paschalis, Stelios Panayotakis (eds.)
 

Series: Ancient Narrative Supplementum 17

ISBN-13: 9789491431258

Publication year: 2013

Publication type: Book

Pages: XVI, 312

Cover: Hardcover

Format: 170 x 240 x 24 mm; 705 g; some full colour ill.

Price excl. VAT: 80.00

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The present volume comprises thirteen of the papers delivered at RICAN 5, which was held in Rethymnon, Crete, on May 25-26,2009. The theme of the volume, 'The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel,' allows the contributors the freedom to use their skills to examine the real and the ideal either individually or in conjunction or in interaction.  The papers offer a wide and rich range of perspectives: a political reading of prose  fiction in Late Period Egypt (Selden); the presence of robbers and murderers in ideal  fiction (Dowden); the interaction between illusion and reality in novelistic ekphrasis (Zeitlin); divine loves as real precedents for human loves (Rosati); comical elements in Heliodorus' Aethiopika (Doody);myths as paradigms for the inexperienced lovers in the Greek novels (Létoublon); moral ideas in the Odyssey and the Greek novels in relation to moralizing interpretations of Homer (Montiglio); the reality of the basic plot of Callirhoe in the light of historical events and Aristotle's Poetics (Paschalis); the interaction between fictionality and reality in Daphnis and Chloe (Bowie); entrapment and insufficient understanding of reality in the Satyrica (Labate); fantasy, physical and ideal landscapes in Apuleius' Metamorphoses (König); bridging the gap between Photis (real) and Isis (ideal) in Apuleius (Carver); the gendered aesthetics of the Greek novels viewed through the lens of the mimetic theory of Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Whitmarsh).
 
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Reviews
 
- Stefana Lambion in Latomus 2016(1), 269-271
- Aldo Tagliabue in Mnemosyne  68 (2015), 143-148
- Ellen Finkelpearl in BMCR 2014.08.37, http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2014/2014-08-37.html  
 
Contents
 
Acknowledgments VII

GARETH SCHMELING
Introduction IX

DANIEL L. SELDEN
The Political Economy of Romance in Late Period Egypt 1

KEN DOWDEN
‘But there is a difference in the ends ...': Brigands and Teleology in the Ancient Novel 41

FROMA I. ZEITLIN
Landscapes and Portraits: Signs of the Uncanny and Illusions of the Real 61

GIANPIERO ROSATI
The Loves of the Gods: Literature as Construction of a Space of Pleasure 89

MARGARET DOODY
Comedy in Heliodoros' Aithiopika 105

FRANÇOISE LÉTOUBLON
Mythological Paradigms in the Greek Novels 127

SILVIA MONTIGLIO
‘His eyes stood as though of horn or steel': Odysseus' Fortitude and Moral Ideals in the Greek Novels 147

MICHAEL PASCHALIS
The Basic Plot of Callirhoe: History, Myth, and Aristotelian Poetics 161

EWEN BOWIE
Caging Grasshoppers: Longus' Materials for Weaving ‘Reality' 179

MARIO LABATE
Tarde, immo iam sero intellexi
: The Real as a Puzzle in Petronius' Satyrica 199

JASON KÖNIG
Landscape and Reality in Apuleius' Metamorphoses 219

ROBERT H.F. CARVER
Between Photis and Isis: Fiction, Reality, and the Ideal in The Golden Ass of Apuleius 243

TIM WHITMARSH
The Erotics of mimēsis: Gendered Aesthetics in Greek Theory and Fiction 275

Abstracts 293

Contributors 301

Indices 305
Index locorum 305
General index 307

Reviews

- Fotini Hadjittofi in Evphrosyne 42 (2014), 310-313

 

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