Greek Fiction

Greek Fiction

Callirhoe, Daphnis and Chloe, Letters of Chion

Written by:
Written by: Chariton
Written by:
Translated by: Rosanna Omitowoju
Translated by: Phiroze Vasunia

  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449259
  • 352 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult


A collection of Greek fiction written between the first and fourth centuries AD

‘Callirhoe’ is the stirring tale of star-crossed lovers Chaereas and Callirhoe, torn apart when she is kidnapped and sold as a slave, while ‘Daphnis and Chloe’ tells of a boy and girl abandoned at birth, who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. Greek Fiction – also containing ‘Letters of Chion’, an early thriller about tyranny and a political assassination – is a fascinating glimpse into an alternative view of Ancient Greece’s literary culture.

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Greek Fiction

Greek Fiction

Written by: Longus, Written by: Chariton, Written by: Anonymous, Translated by: Rosanna Omitowoju, Translated by: Phiroze Vasunia