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Lesley Dean-Jones, Chair 2210 Speedway, Mail Code C3400, Austin, TX 78712-1738 • 512-471-5742

Fall 2008

GK 385 • Greek Novel

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33045 W
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
WAG 10

Course Description

This seminar will focus on the reading (in Greek) of the two most important ancient Greek novels (or romances)Longus' Daphnis and Chloe and Heliodorus Aethiopicawritten under the Roman Empire. In addition, we will read other related texts in English translation, such as Xenophon of Ephesus Ephesiaca, Charitons Callirhoe, and Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Cleitophon, and selections of other ancient Greek works (e.g., fragmentary novels, Euripidean tragedy). The ancient novel has attracted an ever-increasing flurry of interest in the past twenty years, and we will explore such issues as origins, development, genre, para-novelistic literature, etc. Our main focus, however, will be on the literary-critical analysis of the texts themselves. Requirements: Final Paper; In-class presentations


Required Books: B.P. Reardon, ed. Collected Ancient Greek Novels, 2nd ed. California. Longus, Daphnis et Chloe, M. Reeve, ed. KG Saur. T. Whitmarsh, ed. Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel. Cambridge.


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