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Philosophy and the Ancient Novel (Hardcover)

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The papers assembled in this volume explore a relatively new area in scholarship on the ancient novel: the relationship between an ostensibly non-philosophical genre and philosophy. This approach opens up several original themes for further research and debate. Platonising fiction was popular in the Second Sophistic and it took a variety of forms, ranging from the intertextual to the allegorical, and discussions of the origins of the novel-genre in antiquity have centred on the role of Socratic dialogue in general and Plato's dialogues in particular as important precursors. The papers in this collection cover a variety of genres, ranging from the Greek and Roman novels to utopian narratives and fictional biographies, and seek by diverse methods to detect philosophical resonances in these texts.
Number of Pages: 179
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: Ancient / Rome, Ancient / Greece
Series Title: Ancient Narrative Supplementum
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: David Brown Book Co
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 50647241
UPC: 9789491431890
Item Number (DPCI): 248-09-5209

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