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The Ancient Greek Novel, 2019/20, Semester 2
Dr Regine May
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Module Reading List

2018/19 , Semester 2 Dr Regine May

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The Ancient Greek Novel (CLAS2430/3430): a Bibliography

  1. Set Texts
  1. a) Novels

You should buy a copy of the following translation:

B.P. Reardon (ed.) 2008 (or 1989) Collected Ancient Greek Novels , Berkeley.

This is readily available in paperback and there are plenty of second-hand copies available to buy online. The newer (2008) edition has a different preface by J.R. Morgan with survey of major developments in the study of the genre since the first edition, so if buying new, buy the 2008 edition; but the rest of the contents are identical so the 1989 edition is perfectly acceptable too.

The three set novels are: CharitonAchilles Tatius, and Longusbut NB this book contains all surviving whole and fragmentary ancient Greek novels, so do read all the rest as well as the set three to get the best overview of the context and genre.

  1. b) Epistolary texts:

These texts are fairly short, and I have requested to have copies of both placed into your Course Readings folder on MINERVA. So you do not need to buy them.

[Anonymous] The Letters of Chion, an epistolary novel (novel in letters), trans. J. Penwill in: H. Morales (ed.) 2011. Greek Fiction. London: Penguin Classics. Pp. 211-233.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

[Anonymous] Pseudo-Aeschines Epistle / Letter 10, a short story in the form of a letter, trans. P.A. Rosenmeyer, pp.325-326 of: O. Hodkinson 2013. “Epistolarity and Narrative in Ps.-Aeschines Epistle 10”, in: O. Hodkinson, P.A. Rosenmeyer et al. (eds.) 2013. Epistolary Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature. Leiden: Brill. Pp. 323-345.   Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

  1. Other translations with notes etc.

Achilles Tatius, Leucippe and Clitophon , translated by T. Whitmarsh, with an introduction by H. Morales (2003, Oxford World’s Classics).

Achilles Tatius, Leucippe & Clitophon , text and translation by S. Gaselee (1969, Harvard: Loeb Classical Library)

Chariton, Callirhoe , text and translation by G.P. Goold (1995, Harvard: Loeb Classical Library).

Longus, Daphnis and Chloe , translated by R. McCail (2002, Oxford World’s Classics).

Helen Morales, Greek fiction : Chariton -- Callirhoe ; Longus -- Daphnis and Chloe ; Anonymous -- Letters of Chion (2011, London: Penguin Classics) – contains translations of Chariton and Longus.

Jeffrey Henderson (ed., trans.), Daphnis and Chloe / Longus. Anthia and Habrocomes (2009, Harvard: Loeb Classical Library)

All of these also contain useful introductions and invaluable notes.

  1. Commentaries

Commentaries are one of the most important forms of secondary literature and should not be overlooked, where they are available; especially useful for detailed focus on an extract from the text and for directing you towards further secondary literature of particular relevance to a shorter extract. Their introductions are often also extremely useful in contextualising and giving an overview of the most important secondary literature and trends in scholarship on the text.

Achilles Tatius:

  1. Vilborg (1962) Achilles Tatius : Leucippe and Clitophon : a commentary , Stockholm.

Chariton: no full commentary has been published; use the various translations above (§2) for notes. If you read French or German, the following have fuller notes than available in the English translations:

G.Molinié/A.Billault (Paris 1990): Le roman de Chaireas et Callirhoé the Budé edition (Greek text, facing French translation with notes).

  1. Plepelits (Stuttgart 1976) Kallirhoe (German translation with good introd. and notes).
  2. Lucke and K.-H. Schäfer (Leipzig 1985) Chariton : Kallirhoe (German translation with good notes).
  3. K. Prince (2009) Chariton: Callirhoe, Book 1 (Greek text with brief grammatical notes and occasional notes on content).
  4. M. Baumbach & M. S. Morales (Heidelberg 2018): Chariton von Aphrodisias: ‚Kallirhoe‘ Kommentar zu den Büchern I–IV  


J.R. Morgan (2004), listed above (§1b). (Medium-length commentary, geared to the English translation).

  1. N. Byrne/E. P. Cueva (Illinois 2005) Longus' Daphnis & Chloe : introduction, Greek text, notes . An annotated edition (Greek text with briefer commentary/grammatical notes).



R. May (2019) Apuleius, The Story of Cupid and Psyche: Translation, Introduction and Notes by Regine May. Manchester: Astrotalkpublications. (Close translation of the section of the Latin novel by Apuleius, Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass, which resembles most closely the Greek novels)




  1. Other secondary literature

There is an increasingly large amount of material on the ancient novel, and what follows is only a selection. Use the library catalogue (keyword and author search) to supplement this selection.

An asterisk denotes priority reading.

Underlined author(s) and date are books which contain articles/chapters listed elsewhere in the bibliography, as follows (e.g.):

Reardon, B. P. (1994a), ‘Achilles Tatius and Ego-Narrative’, in Morgan/Stoneman (1994), 80-96, and in Swain (1999), 243-258,

leads you to:

Morgan, J. R./Stoneman, R. (1994) (eds.), Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context (London),


Swain, S. (1999) (ed.), Oxford readings in the Greek novel (Oxford).

* NB the journal Ancient Narrative primarily contains articles on the ancient (Greek and Roman) novel: Articles are available free online — access this through the library catalogue (search Journals/Periodicals for Ancient Narrative) or directly, and you can download individual articles/whole issues as PDF. Books classed as Ancient Narrative Supplements are in the normal book collection and not available online.

  1. A) The Cultural and Literary Context (including other Greek prose fiction)

*Anderson, G. (1993), The Second Sophistic : a cultural phenomenon in the Roman Empire (London).

Bowersock, G. W. (1994), Fiction as history : Nero to Julian (Berkeley).

Bowie, E. L. and Elsner, J. (eds.) (2009) Philostratus (Cambridge).

*Bowie, E.L. (1970), ‘Greeks and their past in the Second Sophistic’ Past & present. 46: 3–41, - Or reprinted in Studies in ancient society . Edited by Moses I. Finley, 166–209. London: Routledge.

De Temmerman, K. and Demoen, K. (eds.) (2016), Writing biography in Greece and Rome : narrative technique and fictionalization (Cambridge).

Goldhill, S. (2001a) (ed.), Being Greek under Rome : cultural identity, the Second Sophistic and the development of empire (Cambridge).

Hodkinson, O.D. (2011) Authority and tradition in Philostratus’ Heroikos (Lecce).

Hodkinson, O.D., Rosenmeyer, P.A., and Bracke, E. (eds.) (2013) , Epistolary narratives in ancient Greek literature (Leiden).

Hunter, R.L. (2008) On coming after : studies in post-classical Greek literature and its reception (Berlin). [This volume contains reprints of many of Hunter's articles and chapters relevant to this subject, so is an alternative source for some items also found elsewhere on this list] Kemezis, A.M. (2014) Greek narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans : Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian (Cambridge). Kim, L. (2010) Homer, Homer between history and fiction in imperial Greek literature [electronic resource] (Cambridge). *König, J. (2009) Greek literature in the Roman Empire . (London: Duckworth).

Ní Mheallaigh, K. (2014) Reading fiction with Lucian : fakes, freaks and hyperreality (Cambridge).

Smith, S. D. (2014) Man and animal in Severan Rome [electronic resource] : The literary imagination of Claudius Aelianus (Cambridge).

Swain, S. (1996) , Hellenism and empire : language, classicism, and power in the Greek world, AD 50-250 (Oxford). Chapter 4 available as an Online Course Reading in MINERVA

Swain, S., Harrison, S. and Elsner, J. (eds.) (2007) Severan culture (Cambridge).

Whitmarsh, T. (2001), Greek literature and the Roman empire : the politics of imitation (Oxford).

*Whitmarsh, T. (2005), The Second Sophistic (Oxford).

*Whitmarsh, T. (2004), ‘Reading from the Archive: Roman Greece’, in Ancient Greek literature (Cambridge).

Whitmarsh, T. (2013), Beyond the Second Sophistic : adventures in Greek postclassicism (Berkeley). [This volume contains mostly reprinted articles/chapters by Whitmarsh from earlier publications, so is an alternative source for some of his articles that can also be found in other books in this list]

Whitmarsh, T. (2018), Dirty Love: The Genealogy of the Ancient Greek Novel (Oxford)

  1. B) General Works on the Ancient Greek Novel (and other books with important chapters on the Greek novel)


Anderson, G. (1982), Eros sophistes : ancient novelists at play (Chico).

Anderson, G. (1984), Ancient fiction : the novel in the Graeco-Roman world (London).

Beaton, R. (1988) (ed.) The Greek novel, AD 1-1985 (London).

*De Jong, I.F./Nünlist, R./Bowie, A.M. (2004) (eds.), Narrators, narratees, and narratives in ancient Greek literature , Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, Vol. 1 (Leiden).

*De Jong, I.F./Nünlist, R. (eds.) (2007) Time in ancient Greek literature : Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative, vol. 2 (Leiden).

*De Jong, I.F. (ed.) (2012) Space in ancient Greek literature : studies in ancient Greek narrative , vol. 3 (Leiden).

De Temmerman, K. (2014) Crafting characters : heroes and heroines in the ancient Greek novel (Oxford)

*Foucault, M. (1990), The history of sexuality. Vol.3, The care of the self . Translated by Robert Hurley. New York: Vintage Books. [See part 6, chapter 3 for the novel] Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Futre Pinheiro, M.P./Harrison, S.J. (2011) (eds.) Fictional traces : receptions of the ancient novel Ancient Narrative Supplement 14), (Groningen).

*Futre Pinheiro, M.P./Skinner, M.B./Zeitlin, F. (2012) (eds.) Narrating desire : eros, sex and gender in the ancient novel (Berlin).

Futre Pinheiro, M.P./Bierl, A./Beck, R. (eds.) (2013) Intende, lector : echoes of myth, religion and ritual in the ancient novel (Berlin).

Gill, C./Wiseman, T. P. (1993) (eds.), Lies and fiction in the ancient world (Exeter).

*Goldhill, S. (1995) , Foucault's virginity : ancient erotic fiction and the history of sexuality (Cambridge).

Hägg, T. (1971), Narrative technique in ancient Greek romances : studies of Chariton, Xenophon Ephesius, and Achilles Tatius(Stockholm).

*Hägg, T. (1983), The Novel in Antiquity (Oxford).

*Haynes, K. (2003), Fashioning the feminine in the Greek novel (London).

Heiserman, A. (1977), The novel before the novel : essays and discussions about the beginnings of prose fiction in the West (Chicago).

Holzberg, N. (1995), The ancient novel : an introduction (London).

*Jones, M. (2012) Playing the man : performing masculinities in the ancient Greek novel (Oxford).

*Konstan, D. (1994) Sexual symmetry : love in the ancient novel and related genres (Princeton).

Montiglio, S. (2013) Love and Providence : recognition in the ancient novel (Oxford).

*Morgan, J. R./Stoneman, R. (1994) (eds.), Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context (London).

*Panayotakis, S., Zimmerman, M., and Keulen, W. (2003) (eds.), The ancient novel and beyond (Leiden).

Panayotakis, S. & M. Paschalis (2019)  (eds.): Slaves and Masters in the Ancient Novel (Groningen)

Paschalis, M. and Frangoulidis, S. (2002) (eds.) Space in the ancient novel (Ancient Narrative Supplement 1) (Groningen).

Paschalis, M., Frangoulidis, S., Harrison, S.J. and Zimmerman, M. (2007) (eds.) The Greek and the Roman novel : parallel readings Ancient Narrative supplement 8) (Groningen).

Paschalis, Michael and Stelios Panayotakis (2013) (eds.). The construction of the real and the ideal in the ancient novel ( Ancient narrative supplement 17) (Groningen).

* Perry, B. E. (1967), The ancient romances : a literary-historical account of their origins(Berkeley).

* Reardon, B. P. (1991), The form of Greek romance (Princeton).

Richter, D.S. & W.A. Johnson (2017)  (eds) The Oxford Handbook of the Second Sophistic. (Oxford) (has articles on relationship between Greeks and Romans, sexuality, culture and identity, as well as on our set novel authors and epistolography)

Rimell, V. (2007) (ed.) Seeing tongues, hearing scripts: orality and representation in the ancient novel (Ancient Narrative supplement 7) (Groningen).

Russell, D. A. (1990) (ed.), Antonine literature (Oxford).

*Schmeling, G. (1996 / 2003) (ed.), The Novel in the Ancient World (Leiden).

Stephens, S. A./Winkler, J. J. (1995), Ancient Greek novels : the fragments : introduction, text, translation, and commentary (Princeton).

Swain, S. (1999) (ed.), Oxford readings in the Greek novel (Oxford).

*Tatum, J. (1994) (ed.), The Search for the ancient novel (Baltimore/London).

*Whitmarsh, T. (2008) (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Greek and Roman Novel (Cambridge).

*Whitmarsh, T. (2011), Narrative and identity in the ancient Greek novel : returning romance (Cambridge).

Articles and Chapters

Bartsch, S. and Whitmarsh, T. (2008), ‘Narrative’, in The Cambridge companion to the Greek and Roman novel , ed. Tim Whitmarsh , 237–257.

*Beck, R. (1996), ‘Mystery Religions, Aretalogy and the Ancient Novel’, in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003), 131-50 .

Billault, A. (1996), ‘Characterization in the Ancient Novel’, in Schmeling (1996/2003), The novel in the ancient world , 115-129.

*Bowie, E. L. (1985), ‘The Greek Novel’, in Easterling, P. E./Knox, B. M. W. (1985) (eds.), The Cambridge history of classical literature. Vol.1, Greek literature(Cambridge), 683-99 , and in Swain Oxford readings in the Greek novel (1999), 39-59.

*Bowie, E. L. (1994), ‘The Readership of Greek Novels in the Ancient World’, in Tatum The Search for the ancient novel (1994), 435-459 .

Bowie, E. L. (1996), ‘The Ancient Readers of the Greek Novels’, in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003), 87-106. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Bowie, E. L./Harrison, S. J. (1993), ‘The Romance of the Novel’, The journal of Roman studies83, 159-78.

*Bowie, E.L. (2002), The chronology of the earlier Greek novels since B.E. Perry: Revisions and precisions. Ancient narrative. 2: 47–63.

Egger, B. (1999), ‘The role of women in the Greek novel: Woman as heroine and reader’, in Oxford readings in the Greek novel . ed. Simon Swain , 108–137 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

Fusillo, M. (1996), ‘Modern Critical Theories and the Ancient Novel’, in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003), 277-305 .

Fusillo, M. (1997), ‘How novels end: Some patterns of closure in ancient narrative’, in Classical closure : reading the end in Greek and Latin literature . Edited by Deborah Roberts, Francis M. Dunn, and Don Fowler, 209–227. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press.

*Hägg, T. (1987), ‘ Callirhoe and Parthenope : The beginnings of the historical novel’, Classical antiquity. 6: 184–204, also reprinted in Swain Oxford readings in the Greek novel 1999.

Holzberg, N. (1996), ‘The Genre: Novels Proper and the Fringe’, in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003), 11-28 .

May, R,: "Chaste Artemis and Lusty Aphrodite: The Portrait of Women and Marriage in the Greek and Latin Novels". In: SMITH, Warren S. (ed.): Satiric Advice on Women and Marriage. University of Michigan 2004, 129-153.

May, R.: “An Ass from Oxyrhynchus: P.Oxy. LXX.4762, Loukios of Patrae and the Milesian Tales”. In: Ancient Narrative 8 (2009), 59-83.
“Medicine and the Novel: Apuleius’ Bonding with the Educated Reader”. In: M.P. Futre-Pinhiero, G. Schmeling & E.P. Cueva (edd.): The Ancient Novel and the Frontiers of Genre: Fluid Texts. Groningen 2014, 105-24 (Ancient Narrative Supplementum 18).

May, R.: “Apuleius on Raising the Dead: Crossing the Boundaries of Life and Death while Convincing the Audience”, in: M. Gerolemou (ed.): Recognizing Miracles in Antiquity and Beyond. Berlin 2018, 353-379.

May, R.: „Magic and Continuity in Apuleius: Isis from Witchcraft to Mystery Cults“. In: E. Cueva et al. (edd.): Re-Wiring the Ancient Novel. Volume 2: Roman Novels and Other Important Texts (Ancient Narrative Supplements 24), Groningen 2018, 157-177.

Merkelbach, R. (1994), 'The novel and aretalogy', in The Search for the ancient novel . Edited by James Tatum , 283–295 .

*Morales, H. (2008), 'The history of sexuality', in The Cambridge companion to the Greek and Roman Novel . Edited by Tim Whitmarsh , 39–56. 

*Morgan, J. R. (1993), ‘Make-Believe and Make Believe: The Fictionality of the Greek Novels’, in Gill/Wiseman (1993), Lies and fiction in the ancient world 175-229.

Morgan, J. R. (1995), ‘The Greek novel: towards a sociology of production and reception’, in Powell, A. (ed.), The Greek world (London), 130-52. 

*Nimis, S. (1994), ‘The Prosaics of the Ancient Novel’, Arethusa27.3, 387-411.

Reardon, B. P. (1969), ‘The Greek Novel’, Phoenix23, 291-309.

Reardon, B. P. (1976), ‘Aspects of the Greek Novel’, Greece and Rome23, 118-31.

Richardson, T. W. (2014), ‘Paths of love: age and gender dynamics in the erotic novel’, in T. K. Hubbard (ed.), A companion to Greek and Roman sexualities (Oxford), 479-92.

Rutherford, I. (2000), 'The genealogy of the Boukoloi : How Greek literature appropriated an Egyptian narrative motif', The journal of Hellenic studies. 120: 106–121.

Selden, D. L. (1994), ‘Genre of Genre’, in Tatum The Search for the ancient novel (1994), 39-64 .

Stephens, S. A. (1994), ‘Who Read Ancient Novels? ’, in Tatum The Search for the ancient novel (1994), 405-418.

*Stephens, S. A. (1996), ‘Fragments of Lost Novels’, in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003), 655-683 .

*Swain, S. (1996), Hellenism and empire : language, classicism, and power in the Greek world, AD 50-250 (Oxford), ch.4: ‘The Greek Novel and Greek Identity’, 101-131. See also Appendix A: ‘The Dating of the Greek Novels’, 423-5.

Swain, S. (1999) (ed.), Oxford readings in the Greek novel (Oxford), ch.1: ‘A Century and More of the Greek Novel’, 3-35 .

Whitmarsh, T. (2005), ‘The Greek novel: Titles and genre’. The American Journal of Philology. 126: 587–611.

*Zeitlin, F.I. (2008), ‘Religion’, in The Cambridge companion to the Greek and Roman novel , ed. Tim Whitmarsh , 91–108

  1. C) Achilles Tatius Leucippe and Cleitophon


*Bartsch, S. (1989), Decoding the ancient novel : the reader and the role of description in Heliodorus and Achilles Tatius (Princeton).

*Morales, H. (2004), Vision and narrative in Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon (Cambridge).

Articles and Chapters

*Anderson, G. (1997), ‘Perspectives on Achilles Tatius’, Aufstieg und Niedergang der Römischen Welt II.34.3, 2278-99.

Chew, K. 2012. A Novelistic Convention Reversed: Tyche vs Eros in Achilles Tatius. Classical Philology 107, 75-80
Chew, K. 2000. Achilles Tatius and Parody. The Classical Journal 96, 57-70

Fountoulakis, A. (2001), ‘A Theocritean Echo in Achilles Tatius’, Classica et mediaevalia52, 179-92.

*Goldhill, S. (1995) Foucault's virginity : ancient erotic fiction and the history of sexuality (Cambridge), ch.2: ‘The Gay Science’, 46-111. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

Goldhill, S. (2001b), ‘The Erotic Eye: Visual Stimulation and Cultural Conflict’, in Goldhill (2001a), Being Greek under Rome : cultural identity, the Second Sophistic and the development of empire 154-94.

Hikichi, M. 1965. Eros and Tyche in Achilles Tatius. JCS 13, 116-126

*Morgan, J. R. (2004), ‘Achilles Tatius’, in de Jong/Nünlist/Bowie (2004).

*Most, G. W. (1989), ‘The Stranger’s Stratagem: Self-Disclosure and Self-Sufficiency in Greek Culture’, The journal of Hellenic studies109, 114-33.

Nataktani, S. 2004. A re-examination of some structural problems in Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon. Ancient Narrative 3, 63-81.

*Nimis, S. (1998), ‘Memory and Description in the Ancient Novel’, Arethusa31.1, 99-122.

Plepelits, K. (1996), ‘Achilles Tatius’, in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003), 387-416.

*Reardon, B. P. (1994a), ‘Achilles Tatius and Ego-Narrative’, in Morgan/Stoneman (1994), 80-96, and in Swain (1999), Oxford readings in the Greek novel 243-258.

*Repath, I. D. (2005), ‘Achilles Tatius’ Leucippe and Cleitophon : What Happened Next? ’, The Classical quarterly55, 250-65.

Repath, I. D. (2005), Review of Whitmarsh/Morales (2001), The Classical Review55, 86-7.

Repath, I. 2013. ‘Yours truly? Letters in Achilles Tatius’, in: O. Hodkinson, P.A. Rosenmeyer, and E. Bracke (eds.), Epistolary narratives in ancient Greek literature 237-262.

*Whitmarsh, T. (2003), ‘Reading for Pleasure: Narrative, Irony, and Eroticism in Achilles Tatius’, in Panayotakis/Zimmerman/Keulen (2003), 191-205.

Winkler, J. J. (1989), ‘Achilles Tatius: Leucippe and Clitophon ’, in Reardon (1989) Collected ancient greek novels 170-284 .

  1. D) Chariton Callirhoe


Helms, J. (1966) Character portrayal in the romance of Chariton(The Hague/Paris).

Schmeling, G.L. (1974) Chariton (New York).

*Smith, Steven D. (2007) Greek identity and the Athenian past in Chariton: the romance of empire . (Ancient Narrative, Supplement 9) (Groningen)

*Tilg, S. (2010) Chariton of Aphrodisias and the invention of the Greek love novel (Oxford).

Articles and Chapters

*Egger, B. (1994) ‘Looking at Chariton's Callirhoe’ in Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context ed. Morgan & Stoneman (London) 31-48.

Elsom, H. (1992) ‘Callirhoe: displaying the phallic woman’ in A. Richlin (ed.) Pornography and representation in Greece and Rome (N.Y. and Oxford) 212-230.

Hägg, T. (1972), ‘Some technical aspects of the characterisation in Chariton's romance’ Studi classici in onore di Quintino Cataudella, vol. 2 (Catania) 545-556.

Hägg, T. (1987), ‘Callirhoe and Parthenope: the beginnings of the historical novel’, Classical antiquity6, 184-204.

*Hunter, R.L. (1993) ‘History and historicity in the romance of Chariton’, in Aufstieg und Niedergang der römischen Welt 2.34.2: 1055-1086.

Jones, C.P. (1992) ‘Hellenistic history in Chariton of Aphrodisias’, Chiron22: 91-102.

Kaimio, M. (1995) ‘How to manage in the male world: the strategies of the heroine in Chariton's novel’ Acta antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae36: 119-32.

Kaimio, M. (1996) ‘How to enjoy a Greek novel: Chariton guiding his audience’, Arctos: Acta Philologica Fennica . 30: 49-73. Available online

* Kanavou, N. (2015): ‘A Husband is More Important Than a Child: The Ending of Chariton’s Callirhoe Revisited.’ Mnemosyne. 68, 937-955.

Lumb, T.W. (1935), ‘Charito’, Greece and Rome4: 83-91.

Perry, B.E. (1930), ‘Chariton and his romance from a literary-historical point of view’, The American Journal of Philology51: 93-134.

*Reardon, B.P. (1982), ‘Theme, structure and narrative in Chariton’, Yale Classical Studies27, 1-27.

*Reardon, B.P. (1996), ‘Chariton’ in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003) 309-335 .

Schwartz, Saundra. 2003. Rome in the Greek novel? Images and ideas of empire in Chariton’s Persia. Arethusa. 36: 375–394.

  1. E) Longus Dapnis and Chloe


*Hunter, R. L. (1983), A study of Daphnis & Chloe (Cambridge).

MacQueen, B. D. (1990), Myth, rhetoric, and fiction : a reading of Longus's Daphnis and Chloe (Nebraska).

*Morgan, J. R. (2004), Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford).

Articles and Chapters

Bowie, E.L. (1985), ‘Theocritus’ seventh Idyll , Philetas, and Longus’, The Classical quarterly35: 67-91.

Chalk, H. H. O. (1960), ‘Eros and the Lesbian pastorals of Longus’, The journal of Hellenic studies80, 32-51.

*Cresci, L.R. (1999), ‘The novel of Longus the Sophist and the pastoral tradition’, in Oxford readings in the Greek novel . ed. Simon Swain , 210–242 .

Effe, Bernd. (1999), ‘Longus: Towards a history of bucolic and its function in the Roman Empire’, in Oxford readings in the Greek novel . ed. Simon Swain , 189–209 .

Gill, C. (1989), ‘Longus: Daphnis and Chloe ’, in Reardon (1989), Collected ancient greek novels , 285-348.

*Goldhill, S. (1995), Foucault's virginity : ancient erotic fiction and the history of sexuality (Cambridge), ch.1: ‘Virginity and going the whole hog’, 1-45.

Hodkinson, O.D. (2012) ‘Attic Idylls: Hierarchies of Herdsmen and Social Status in Alciphron and Longus’, The journal of Hellenic studies132: 41-53.

Hunter, R. L. (1996), ‘Longus, Daphnis and Chloe ’, in Schmeling The novel in the ancient world (1996/2003), 361-86 .

Luginbill, R. D. (2002), ‘A Delightful Possession: Longus' Prologue and Thucydides’, The Classical Journal97: 233-247

Montague, H. (1992), ‘Sweet and pleasant passion: female and male fantasy in ancient romance novels’, in Richlin, A. (1992) (ed.) Pornography and representation in Greece and Rome (Oxford), 231-249.

*Morgan, J. R. (1994), ‘Daphnis and Chloe: Love’s Own Sweet Story’, in Morgan/Stoneman, Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context (1994), 64-79.

*Morgan, J. R. (2003), ‘Nymphs, Neighbours and Narrators: a Narratological Approach to Longus’, in Panayotakis/Zimmerman/Keulen, The ancient novel and beyond (2003), 171-89.

*Morgan, J. R. (2004), ‘Longus’, in de Jong/Nünlist/Bowie, Narrators, Narratees, and Narratives in Ancient Greek Literature (2004).

*Reardon, B. P. (1994b), ‘ muthos or logos : Longus’s Lesbian pastorals’, in Tatum, The Search for the ancient novel (1994), 135-47.

Saïd, S. (1999), ‘Rural society in the Greek novel, or the country seen from the town’, in Oxford readings in the Greek novel . ed. Simon Swain , 81–107 .

Turner, P. (1960), ‘Daphnis and Chloe: an interpretation’, Greece and Rome7, 117-123.

Whitmarsh, T. (2005), ‘The Lexicon of Love: Longus and Philetas Grammatikos’, The journal of Hellenic studies125: 145-148

*Winkler, J. J. (1990), ‘The education of Chloe: hidden injuries of sex’, in Winkler, J. J. (1990), The constraints of desire : the anthropology of sex and gender in ancient Greece (New York), 101-26.

Zeitlin, F. (1990), ‘The poetics of eros : nature, art and imitation in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe ’, in Halperin, D. M. (1990) (ed.), Before sexuality : the construction of erotic experience in the ancient Greek world (Princeton), 417-64.

*Zeitlin, F. (1994), ‘Gardens of Desire in Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe : Nature, Art and Imitation’, in Tatum The Search for the ancient novel (1994), 148-72 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva .

 1. F) Epistolary fictions


Christy, J.P. 2016. ‘Chion of Heraclea: Letters and the life of a tyrannicide’, in: K. De Temmerman and K. Demoen (eds.), Writing Biography in Greece and Rome, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 259-277. Glaser, T. 2014. ‘Liaisons Dangereuses: Epistolary Novels in Antiquity’, in: E.P. Cueva and S.N. Byrne (eds.), A Companion to the Ancient Novel, Malden, MA: Wiley Blackwell, 244-256.

Hodkinson, O. D. (2019), '"Les lettres dangereuses": epistolary narrative as metafiction in the Epistles of Chion of Heraclea', in Repath, I. and F.-G. Herrmann Some Organic Readings in Narrative, Ancient and Modern (Groningen: Barkhuis), 127-153.

Konstan, D. and Mitsis, P. 1990. ‘Chion of Heraclea: A philosophical novel in letters’, Apeiron 23, 257-280. OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (IK 25/11/2019) 

*Morrison, A. D. (2014), 'Pamela and Plato: ancient and modern epistolary narrative.' In D. Cairns, & R. Scodel (Eds.), Defining Greek Narrative Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 298-313.

Penwill, J.L. 2010. ‘Evolution of an assassin: The letters of Chion of Heraclea’, Ramus 39, 24-52. Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

*Rosenmeyer, P.A. 1994. ‘The epistolary novel’, in: Morgan and Stoneman (eds.), Greek fiction : the Greek novel in context 146-165. [This is an earlier version of the next item]

*Rosenmeyer, P.A. 2001. Ancient Epistolary Fictions: The Letter in Greek Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [The chapter on epistolary novels in this book is a later development of the previous item; the book is essential reading for Greek epistolary texts in general, as well]

Ps.-Aeschines Letter 10

*Hodkinson, O. 2013. ‘Epistolarity and narrative in ps.-Aeschines Epistle 10’, in: O. Hodkinson, P.A. Rosenmeyer, and E. Bracke (eds.), Epistolary narratives in ancient Greek literature , 323-345.

Others / general

Altman, J. 1982. Epistolarity: Approaches to a form, Columbus: Ohio State University Press.

Hodkinson, O. D. (2007) ‘ ‘Novels in the Greek Letter’: inversions of the written-oral hierarchy in the Briefroman ‘Themistocles’ ’, in: V. Rimell (ed.), Seeing Tongues, Hearing Scripts: Orality and Representation in the Ancient Novel (Ancient Narrative Supplementum 7), Groningen: Barkhuis, 257-278.

*Hodkinson, O.D., Rosenmeyer, P.A., and Bracke, E. (eds.) (2013) , Epistolary narratives in ancient Greek literature (Leiden). [Several other chapters of potential relevance, starting with the Introduction; e.g. Morrison on the Platonic letters, Whitmarsh on the letters of Alexander the Great and potential connection with the Alexander Romance, Poltera on the Letters of Euripides]

Morrison, A.D. 2013a. ‘Authorship and authority in Greek fictional letters’, in: A. Marmodoro and J. Hill (eds.), The Author’s Voice in Classical Antiquity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 287-312.

*Rosenmeyer, P.A. 2001. Ancient Epistolary Fictions: The Letter in Greek Literature, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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