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The Poetics of Old Wives’ Tales, or Apuleius and the Philosophical Novel


Tilg, Stefan (2014). The Poetics of Old Wives’ Tales, or Apuleius and the Philosophical Novel. In: Cueva, Edmund P; Byrne, Shannon N. A Companion to the Ancient Novel. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 552-569.

Abstract

This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary.
- Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysis
- Brings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voices
- Includes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysis
- Addresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel form
- Provides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile

Abstract

This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary.
- Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysis
- Brings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voices
- Includes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysis
- Addresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel form
- Provides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Greek and Latin Philology
Dewey Decimal Classification:470 Latin & Italic languages
480 Classical & modern Greek languages
Language:English
Date:2014
Deposited On:25 Nov 2014 13:39
Last Modified:02 May 2016 20:04
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN:978-1-4443-3602-3

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