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Conference Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel (5th : 2009 : Rethymnon, Greece), author.
Title The construction of the real and the ideal in the ancient novel / edited by Michael Paschalis and Stelios Panayotakis.
Imprint [Eelde] : Barkhuis Publishing ; Groningen : Groningen University Library, 2013.

Conference Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel (5th : 2009 : Rethymnon, Greece), author.
Series Ancient Narrative Supplementum ; v. 17
Ancient narrative. Supplementum ; 17.
Subject Greek prose literature, Hellenistic -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Greek prose literature, Hellenistic -- Themes, motives -- Congresses.
Ideals (Philosophy) in literature.
Greek fiction, Hellenistic -- History and criticism -- Congresses.
Egyptian literature -- Greek influences.
Alt Name Paschalis, Michael,
Panayotakis, Stelios, 1968-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages) : illustrations, maps
Note Papers presented at RICAN 5, which was held in Rethymnon, Crete, on May 25-26, 2009.
Summary The present volume comprises thirteen of the papers delivered at RICAN 5, which was held in Rethymnon, Crete, on May 25-26,2009. The theme of the volume, ' The Construction of the Real and the Ideal in the Ancient Novel, ' allows the contributors the freedom to use their skills to examine the real and the ideal either individually or in conjunction or in interaction. The papers offer a wide and rich range of perspectives: a political reading of prose fiction in Late Period Egypt (Selden); the presence of robbers and murderers in ideal fiction (Dowden); the interaction between illusion and reality in novelistic ekphrasis (Zeitlin); divine loves as real precedents for human loves (Rosati); comical elements in Heliodorus' Aethiopika (Doody);myths as paradigms for the inexperienced lovers in the Greek novels (Letoublon); moral ideas in the Odyssey and the Greek novels in relation to moralizing interpretations of Homer (Montiglio); the reality of the basic plot of Callirhoe in the light of historical events and Aristotle's Poetics (Paschalis); the interaction between fictionality and reality in Daphnis and Chloe (Bowie); entrapment and insu fficient understanding of reality in the Satyrica (Labate); fantasy, physical and ideal landscapes in Apuleius' Metamorphoses (Konig); bridging the gap between Photis (real) and Isis (ideal) in Apuleius (Carver); the gendered aesthetics of the Greek novels viewed through the lens of the mimetic theory of Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Whitmarsh).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents The political economy of romance in late period Egypt / Daniel L. Selden -- 'But there is a difference in the ends ... ' : brigands and teleology in the ancient novel / Ken Dowden -- Landscapes and portraits : signs of the uncanny and illusions of the real / Froma I. Zeitlin -- The loves of the gods : literature as construction of a space of pleasure / Gianpiero Rosati -- Comedy in Heliodoros' Aithiopika / Margaret Doody -- Mythological paradigns in the Greek novels / Francoise Letoublon -- 'His eyes stood as though of horn or steel' : Odysseus' fortitude and moral ideals in the Greek novels / Silvia Montiglio -- The basic plot of Callirhoe : history, myth, and Aristotelian Poetics / Michael Paschalis -- Caging grasshoppers : Longus' materials for weaving 'reality' / Ewen Bowie -- Tarde, immo iam sero intellexi : the real as puzzle in Petronius' Satyrica / Mario Labate -- Landscape and reality in Apuleius' Metamorphoses / Jason Konig -- Between Photis and Isis : fiction, reality, and the ideal in The golden ass of Apuleius / Robert H.F. Carver -- The erogics of mimesis : gendered aesthetics in Greek theory and fiction / Tim Whitmarsh.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789491431531 (electronic bk.)
9491431536 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 880827376
Additional Format Print version: Rethymnon International Conference on the Ancient Novel (5th : 2009 : Rethymnon, Greece). Construction of the real and the ideal in the ancient novel. Eelde : Barkhuis ; Groningen : Groningen University Library, 2013 9789491431258 (DLC) 2013452420 (OCoLC)849528526

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