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Achilles Tatius : Leucippe and Clitophon - Tim Whitmarsh

Achilles Tatius

Leucippe and Clitophon

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780198152897
Number Of Pages: 196

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Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon (composed in the second century AD) is the most bizarre and risque of the four 'Greek novels' of idealized love between boy and girl that survive from the period of the Roman empire. Stretching the capacity of the genre to the limits, Achilles Tatius' narrative covers adultery, violence, evisceration, pederasty, virginity-testing, and, of course, an improbable happy ending. Ingenious and sophisticated in conception, Leucippe and Clitophon is, in execution, at once subtle, stylish, moving, brash, tasteless, and obscene. This new translation aims to capture the exuberant variety of Achilles Tatius' writing. Detailed notes explain obscurities to the non-specialist and address more complex problems for the benefit of the student and the scholar. A witty and erudite introduction sets Achilles Tatius in his historical and literary contexts.

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Its poise and high level of reliability are backed up by helpful notes as well as by Helen Morales' crisp introduction. * Greece & Rome *

Introduction Note on the Translation Select Bibliography Chronology of the Ancient Novel Map LEUCIPPE AND CLITOPHON Explanatory Notes Glossary: Names in Leucippe and Clitophon

ISBN: 9780198152897
ISBN-10: 0198152892
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 196
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.44