By Susan A. Stephens, John J. Winkler
The contemporary discovery of fragments from such novels as Iolaos, Phoinikika, Sesonchosis, and Metiochos and Parthenope has dramatically elevated the library catalogue of old novels, calling for a clean survey of the sector. during this quantity Susan Stephens and John Winkler have reedited the entire identifiable novel fragments, together with the epitomes of Iamblichos' Babyloniaka and Antonius Diogenes' Incredible issues past Thule. meant for students in addition to nonspecialists, this paintings offers new variations of the texts, complete translations at any time when attainable, and introductions that situate each one textual content in the box of historic fiction and that current proper heritage fabric, literary parallels, and attainable strains of interpretation.
Collective studying of the fragments exposes the inadequacy of many presently held assumptions concerning the historical novel, between those, for instance, the paradigm for a linear, more and more advanced narrative improvement, the thought of the "ideal romantic" novel because the established norm, and the character of the novel's readership and cultural milieu. as soon as perceived as a past due and insignificant improvement, the unconventional emerges as a critical and revealing cultural phenomenon of the Greco-Roman international after Alexander.
Originally released in 1995.
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The column opens with the vocative "lady" (gunai), which refers either to Ninos's wife or to some other woman. Whoever she is, she does not appear to be in the company of the shipwrecked men at the column end. Clearly, if the vocative refers to Semiramis, C must follow both A and B regardless of their relative order, for the title gunai would be appropriate only if Ninos and Semiramis are now married. ) Even if gunai refers to someone else, C still fits better after A and B. Because Kolchis (line 13) is in Armenia, it is tempting to connect C closely with the incidents of B—Ninos's expedition against Armenia— but this must be rejected.
Xenophon" appears to have served as a nom de plume for at least three novelists: the author of the extant Ephesiaka, known to the Souda as Xenophon of Ephesos; the author of the Kypriaka, "an erotic narrative, dealing with Kinyras, Myrrha, and Adonis," called by the Souda Xenophon of Kypros; and the Xenophon of Antioch mentioned above. 59), may also be a novelist, perhaps one of the three already men tioned (Reeve 1971: 531 n. 1). FRAGMENTS A AND B Fragment A opens with Ninos, at age seventeen, returned from a success ful military campaign, persuading his shy cousin that they should speak with their respective aunts, who are sisters, about setting an earlier date for their marriage.
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