Greek Fiction

Greek Fiction

Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion




Translator: Rosanna Omitowoju
Translator: Phiroze Vasunia
Translator: John Penwill
Editor: Helen Morales
Introduction by: Helen Morales

Format
Paperback
Price
$17.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449259
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A trio of tales offering an eye-opening alternative view of ancient Greece’s literary culture.

A fascinating counterpoint to the monumental epics of ancient Greece, Greek Fiction features three novelistic works written between the first and fourth centuries AD. Chariton’s “Callirhoe”-perhaps the first novel ever written-is the stirring tale of two star-crossed lovers who are torn apart when Callirhoe is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Longus’s “Daphnis and Chloe” tells the story of a boy and girl-both abandoned at birth-who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. “Letters of Chion” is an early thriller about tyranny and political assassination. Together these works open a welcome window onto ancient Greece’s little-explored legacy of prose fiction.

Greek Fiction

Greek Fiction

Longus, Chariton, Anonymous, Translator: Rosanna Omitowoju, Translator: Phiroze Vasunia, Translator: John Penwill, Editor: Helen Morales, Introduction by: Helen Morales

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