Ancient Narrative

Articles from Vol. 2, Annual

Ancient Novel and Prose Fiction: Bibliography of Translations, Commentaries and Studies by Russian Scholars
This Bibliography includes works of the scholars of the former USSR in different languages and some works of Russian scholars published in Western languages. The bibliography is compiled by Nina V. Braginskaia (Moscow) for AN and the Web bibliography...
Constructing Apuleius: The Emergence of a Literary Artist
This paper aims to be both a contribution to the history of scholarship and a stimulus to further research. In it I seek to follow some key themes in the scholarly reception of Apuleius' Metamorphoses before and after the work of Ben Edwin Perry, and...
Editorial Note
The editors herewith present the second volume of Ancient Narrative, in which the articles and reviews that were pre-published in electronic version on the website of our journal during 2002, are collected and printed. Our sincere thanks go to all...
From the Marginals to the Center: Olga Freidenberg's Works on the Greek Novel
[ILLUSTRATIONS OMITTED] Olga Freidenberg: Image and Heritage You see two faces of the same person--Olga Freidenberg born 1890. The first one is of a young and carefree woman before her becoming a great scholar and a philosopher. The other one...
Giovanni Reale, Botticelli. Botticelli. la "Primavera" O le "Nozze Di Filologia E Mercurio"? Rilettura Di Carattere Filosofico Ed Ermeneutico del Capolavoro Di Botticelli Con la Prima Presentazione Analitica Dei Personaggi E Dei Particolari Simbolici
In quest'opera Giovanni Reale, il quale, oltre a essere uno dei maggiori studiosi del pensiero antico, e anche acuto interprete di arte rinascimentale, (1) sviluppa con dovizia e finezza argomentativa l'ipotesi che il quadro botticelliano generalmente...
Il Mimo Tra 'Consumo' E 'Letteratura': Charition E Moicheutria
I mimi popolari del Charition e della Moicheutria, risalenti a un periodo oscillante tra I e II secolo d.C. e tramandati rispettivamente dal recto e dal verso del papiro di Ossirinco 413, (1) costituiscono un significativo esempio di quella che e comunemente...
Latinising the Novel. Scholarship since Perry on Greek 'Models' and Roman (Re-)Creations
1. Introduction This paper discusses some aspects of what I would call 'latinising' the novels: the ways some Latin authors, motivated and inspired--among other things--by Greek fictional material, created novels of their own. (1) These texts often...
Tale of Aristomenes: Declamation in a Platonic Mode
Summary This paper suggests sources for Apuleius' Tale of Aristomenes. The many legal references in the tale are consistent with its close resemblance to plots outlined by Cicero in De Inventione and De Divinatione; in both plots one of two travelers...
The Chronology of the Earlier Greek Novels since B.E. Perry: Revisions and Precisions
This paper first revisits the problem of the chronology of the early Greek novels. The texts at issue are the Ninus romance, the Chaereas and Callirhoe of Chariton, the Ephesiaca of Xenophon, and the Metiochus and Parthenope romance. I then add some...
The Satyrica of Petronius as a Roman Palimpsest
Roman literature is possibly the most palimpsestuous of literatures. (1) So much so that lovers of Roman letters have had to fight off the unwanted comparison with Roman plastic arts where, as is well known, there are no originals. A series of famous...
Utopian Themes in Three Greek Romances
Among scholars of Classics the study of utopian themes in the Greco-Roman world tends to focus on those ideal states imagined by philosophers like Plato or Zeno, utopian novellas such as those of Iambulus and Euhemerus; those near-utopias of the legendary...
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