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Studies in Ancient Greek Fiction

This collection of studies is a sequel to Hägg’s popular survey The Novel in Antiquity (1983), and a companion volume to his recent The Virgin and her Lover (with B. Utas, 2003). Parthenope offers an indexed version of his main contributions in the field, especially from the 1980s and 1990s, as well as previously unpublished work, a new introduction and a complete bibliography of the author. Apart from probing further into the literary world of Chariton, Xenophon, and Heliodoros, Hägg also widens the scope with studies on the Lives of Aesop and Apollonios of Tyana and on the oriental reception of the Greek novel.

493 pages | 9.4 x 6.6 | © 2004


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Table of Contents

Forty Years in and out of the Novel – A Memoir (2004)   
Bibliography of the Writings of Tomas Hägg (2004)
A Hellenistic Philosophical Novel?
1 Professor and his Slave: Conventions and Values in the Life of Aesop (1997)
Chariton and the Early Ideal Novel
2 Callirhoe and Parthenope: The Beginnings of the Historical Novel (1987)
3 Some Technical Aspects of the Characterization in Chariton’s Romance (1975)
4 Orality, Literacy, and the ‘Readership’ of the Early Greek Novel (1994)   
5 Epiphany in the Greek Novel: the Emplotment of a Metaphor (2002)
Xenophon’s Ephesian Story
6 The Ephesiaca of Xenophon Ephesius – Original or Epitome? (1969/2004)          
7 The Naming of the Characters in the Romance of Xenophon Ephesius (1971)
Parthenope and the Oriental Reception of the Ideal Novel  
8 The Parthenope Romance Decapitated? (1984)
9 Metiochus at Polycrates’ Court (1985)
10 The Oriental Reception of Greek Novels: A Survey with Some Preliminary Considerations (1986)
11 Hermes and the Invention of the Lyre: An Unorthodox Version (1989)   
Helidorus and Nubia
12 The Black Land of the Sun: Meroe in Heliodoros’s Romantic Fiction (2000)       
From the Afterlife of Apollonius of Tyana                             
13 Apollonios of Tyana – Magician, Philosopher, Counter-Christ:
The Metamorphoses of a Life (1999/2004)                                               
14 Hierocles the Lover of Truth and Eusebius the Sophist (1992)                           
15 Photius at Work: Evidence from the Text of the Bibliotheca (1973)                   
16 Bentley, Philostratus, and the German Printers (1982)                                      
17 A.D. Papanikolau (ed.), Xenophontis Ephesii Ephesiacorum libri V de amoribus Anthiae et Abrocomae, 1973 (1977)         
18 R. Merkelbach, Die Quellen des griechischen Alexanderromans, 2. Aufl., 1977, and J. Trumpf (ed.),
Vita Alexandri regis Macedonum, 1974 (1980)                 
19 G. Molinié (ed.), Chariton, Le roman de Chairéas et Callirhoé, 1979 (1981)
20 S. Bartsch, Decoding the Ancient Novel: The Reader and the Role of Description in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius, 1989 (1992)           
21 J. Tatum, Xenophons Imperial Fiction: On The Education of Cyrus, 1989, and B. Due,
The Cyropaedia: Xenophons Aims and Methods, 1989 (1991)                   
22 J. Tatum (ed.), The Search for the Ancient Novel, 1994, and J.R. Morgan & R. Stoneman (ed.),
Greek Fiction: the Greek Novel in Context, 1994 (1995)                            
23 R. Hunter (ed.), Studies in Heliodorus, 1998 (1999)                             
Editor’s Postscript                                                         
Publication acknowledgements                                        

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