Cleverly bisecting the over-extension and highly focused specialism of other texts on the ancient vel, this edited collection features the most up-to-date international scholarship and offers an invaluable survey of the classical world's prototypical achievements in narrative fiction. It includes chapters on individual classical authors such as Petronius, Xephon and Apuleius, as well as thematic analysis deploying offering varied theoretical perspectives. This comprehensive and accessible work promises to be an important resource for students and scholars of the ancient vel.
Shannon N. Byrne is Professor of Classics at Xavier University. Edmund P. Cueva is Professor of Classics and Humanities at the University of Houston-Downtown. Together, they have coedited several books, including of Authors, Authority and Interpreters in the Ancient Novel: Essays in Honor of Gareth L. Schmeling (with J. Alvares, 2006), Longus: Text, Commentary and Vocabulary (2005), and Humor and Classical Literature (2002).
Edmund P. Cueva, Shannon N. Byrne
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World
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Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)