This thematic fourth Supplementum to Ancient Narrative, entitled Metaphor and the Ancient Novel, is a collection of revised versions of papers originally read at the Second Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel (RICAN 2) under the same title, held at the University of Crete, Rethymnon, on May 19-20, 2003.
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 metaphor in relation to the ancient novel. Not every contributor takes into account theoretical discussions of metaphor, but the usefulness of every single paper lies in the fact that they explore actual texts while sometimes theorists tend to work out of context.
Metaphor, Gender and the Ancient Greek Novel 1
Greek novel and the ritual of life: an exercise in taxonomy 23
Callirhoe: God-like Beauty and the Making of a Celebrity 36
The Narrator as Hunter: Longus, Virgil and Theocritus 50
Metaphor in Daphnis and Chloe 68
Heliodorus smiles 87
NIALL W. SLATER
And There's Another Country: Translation as Metaphor in Heliodorus 106
'Philip the Philosopher' on the Aithiopika of Heliodorus 123
Trimalchio: Naming Power 139
'Waves of Emotion': An Epic Metaphor in Apuleius' Metamorphoses 163
Sweet and Dangerous? A Literary Metaphor (aures permulcere) in Apuleius' Prologue 177
A Pivotal Metaphor in Apuleius' Metamorphoses: Aristomenes' and Lucius' Death and Rebirth 197
Real and Metaphorical Mimicking Birds in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius 210
Metaphor and the riddle of representation in the Historia Apollonii regis Tyri 225
Metaphor and politics in John Barclay's Argenis (1621) 245
Index locorum 275
General index 279
"It has long been recognized that the themes of shifting identities, cultural translation, and seeing double hold a special place within the ancient novel. There has also been a recurring interest (ever since the first, ancient interpreters of these texts) in the way in which they tend to hint at deeper meanings -- religious or otherwise -- lying beneath their frivolous surfaces. What has not been systematically exposed in the past is the way in which their fascination with metaphor so often functions as a space for exploring both these preoccupations. This volume rises to that challenge admirably." Jason König in the Journal of Roman Studies (2006), 96: 267-268.
"The contributors have shown a pleasing and provocative richness and complexity both to the concept of 'metaphor' and to its application in ancient literature. In this regard, and as a result, philologists of all literary niches will find new ways of thinking through ancient texts." Gillian McIntosh, Calvin College (email@example.com) in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2007.04.17, http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/2007/2007-04-17.html.
- Catherine Salles, Latomus 69,2 (2010), 547
- D. Donnet, L'Antiquité Classique 76 (2007), 268-272
- H.J. Mason, The Classical Review 57,1 (2007),68-70
- Stefan Tilg, Anzeiger für die Altertumswissenschaft (2007), LX, 1/2, 78-82
- Anton Bierl, Museum Helveticum (2006), 63, 226-228