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Oxford Readings in the Roman Novel : Oxford Readings in Classical Studies (Hardcover) - S. J. Harrison

Oxford Readings in the Roman Novel

Oxford Readings in Classical Studies (Hardcover)

By: S. J. Harrison (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 1999
ISBN: 9780198721734
Number Of Pages: 384

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This anthology of articles on the Roman novels of Petronius and Apuleius makes available some of the most useful and important articles published in German and Italian as well as English over the last thirty years. The introduction, by the editor, provides a general assessment of all scholarly work written about the texts from the 1900s to the 1990s, setting the papers usefully in context. The articles in this collection which concern the work of Petronius include a general interpretation of a fragmentary and problematic text, exploration of narrative technique, relation to Menippean satire and recently discovered Greek novel papyri, and realism. On Apuleius, the collection includes pieces on narrative and ideological unity, relation to religion and Platonism, exploration of narrative technique, relation to epic and to the Greek ass stories, to folk-tale, and historical realism. A reflection of the period of rapid expansion of scholarly interest in the area of the ancient novel, this book combines the best of current international scholarly interpretation.

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`this splendid collection of articles should be included in the reading-lists of courses on ancient fiction studied both in the original and in translation' Costas Panayotakis, Journal of Roman Studies Vol 90 `includes an admirably up-to-date bibliographical survey byt the editor, the highlight of the volume, on twentieth-century scholarship on the Roman novel ... the helpful thematic classification of this enormous amount of scholarly works, and its balanced and sensible assessment by the editor demonstrates his impressive command of both Petronian and Apuleian secondary sources' Costas Panayotakis, Journal of Roman Studies Vol 90 `begins with a show-stoppingly detailed survey of scholarship on the subject, together with a fair amount of guidance to the uninitiated ... Harrison and Swain are learned and judicious editors, and both volumes no doubt find the wide markets they deserve ... it is hard not to be impressed by the weight and density of scholarship to be found herein.' Tim Whitmarsh, Times Literary Supplement, 4/2/00.

Harrison: Twentieth-century scholarship on the Roman Novel Zeitlin: Petronius as Paradox: Anarchy and Artistic Integrity Beck: Some Observations on the Narrative Technique of Petronius Astbury: Petronius, P. Oxy. 3010, and Menippean Satire Rosati: Trimalchio on the Stage Petersmann: Environment, Linguistic Situation and Levels of Style in Petronius Barchiesi: Traces of Greek Novels and the Roman Novels Wlosok: On the Unity of Apuleius Tatum: The Tales in Apuleius Metamorphoses Smith: The Narrative Voice in Apuleius Metamorphoses Mason: Fabula Graecanica: Apuleius and his Greek Sources Van der Paardt: The Unmasked T: Apuleius Millar: The World of the Golden Ass De Filippo: Curiositas and the Platonism of Apuleius Golden Ass Finkelpearl: Psyche, Aeneas and an Ass: Apuleius

ISBN: 9780198721734
ISBN-10: 0198721730
Series: Oxford Readings in Classical Studies (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st June 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.63