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By Stefan Tilg

The simplest identified number of the traditional novel - occasionally pointed out with the traditional novel tout court docket - is the Greek love novel. The query of its origins has intrigued students for hundreds of years and has been the point of interest of loads of learn. Stefan Tilg proposes a brand new technique to this historic puzzle by means of arguing for a private inventor of the style, Chariton of Aphrodisias, who wrote the 1st Greek (and, with that, the 1st eu) love novel, Narratives approximately Callirhoe, within the mid-first century advert. Tilg's end is drawn at the foundation of 2 converging strains of argument, one from literary heritage, one other from Chariton's poetics, and may shed clean mild upon the reception of Latin literature within the Greek world.

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