By Susan A. Stephens, John J. Winkler
The fresh discovery of fragments from such novels as Iolaos, Phoinikika, Sesonchosis, and Metiochos and Parthenope has dramatically elevated the library catalogue of historic 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 each time attainable, and introductions that situate each one textual content in the box of old fiction and that current suitable historical past fabric, literary parallels, and attainable traces of interpretation.
Collective examining of the fragments exposes the inadequacy of many at present held assumptions in regards to the historic novel, between those, for instance, the paradigm for a linear, more and more advanced narrative improvement, the concept of the "ideal romantic" novel because the well-known norm, and the character of the novel's readership and cultural milieu. as soon as perceived as a overdue and insignificant improvement, the unconventional emerges as a primary and revealing cultural phenomenon of the Greco-Roman international after Alexander.
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II, which includes details of the size and configuration of the army, makes no mention of ships or marines and would appear to be describing a landlocked expedition. 3. 20-21). The fragment itself makes no mention of naval engagements or of the enemy, and though they are not much to go on, lines 9-13 suggest that the shipwreck resulted from natural phenomena. Whether Semiramis accompanied Ninos on this adventure is more difficult to assess. Lines 18-50 appear to present the details of a ship wreck, externally narrated.
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