Author: Kathryn Chew, J.R. Morgan, Stephen M. Trzaskoma (eds.)
Publication year: 2019
This volume contains twenty essays by leading scholars of ancient fiction, who were all pupils, colleagues or close friends of Bryan Reardon, in memory of his scholarship, energy, guidance and humanity. They cover a range of topics including ancient literary theory and the conceptualisation of fiction.
Author: Stephen Harrison, Michael Paschalis & Stavros Frangoulidis (eds.)
Publication year: 2005
Though research into metaphor has reached staggering proportions over the past twenty-five years, this is the first volume dedicated entirely to the subject of metaphorin relation to the ancient novel.
The idea of education and learning (paideia) was central to ancient Greek thought. The Latin orator and author Apuleius of Madauros adapted the Greek concept of paideia and conveyed it to a Latin audience in his main works, the only extant Latin court speech of the Roman Empire (the Apology) and the only Latin novel that is completely preserved, the Metamorphoses. The contributors to this volume have undertaken the task of discerning the specific forms of paideia and its varying functions in both works.
There have been many studies of the uses which the ancient Greek and Roman novelists made of earlier literature, particularly epic, theatre and history. However, the relation of the novels to ancient philosophy remains under-studied. This volume is intended to open up some of the issues involved.
Author: Marília P. Futre Pinheiro and Silvia Montiglio
Publication year: 2015
The papers assembled in this volume explore a relatively new area in scholarship on the ancient novel: the relationship between an ostensibly non-philosophical genre and philosophy. This approach opens up several original themes for further research and debate.
The Fifth International Conference on the Ancient Novel, which was held in Houston, Texas, in the fall of 2015, brought together scholars and students of the ancient novel from all over the world in order to share new and significant developments about this fascinating field of study and its important place in the field of Classical Studies. The essays contained in these two volumes are clear evidence that the ancient novel has become a valuable part of the Classics canon and its scholarly attempts to understand the ancient Graeco-Roman world.
Author: Michael Paschalis, Stelios Panayotakis, Gareth Schmeling (Eds.)
Publication year: 2009
The present volume comprises most of the papers delivered at RICAN 4 in 2007. The focus is placed on readers and writers in the ancient novel and broadly in ancient fiction, though without ignoring readers and writers of the ancient novel.
Author: Michael Paschalis & Stavros Frangoulidis (eds.)
Publication year: 2002
This special issue of Ancient Narrative Supplementum 1, entitled ‘Space in the Ancient Novel', brings together a collection of revised papers, originally presented at the International conference under the same title organized by the Department of Philology (Division of Classics) of the University of Crete…
Author: Edmund P. Cueva and Javier Martínez (Eds.)
Publication year: 2016
Many new and fruitful avenues of investigation open up when scholars consider forgery as a creative act rather than a crime. We invited authors to contribute work without imposing any restrictions beyond a willingness to consider new approaches to the subject of ancient fakes and forgeries. The result is this volume, in which our aim is to display some of the many possibilities available to scholarship when the forger is regarded as "splendide mendax" - splendidly untruthful.