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Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature

(Book - 1998 )
Anthology of Ancient Greek Popular Literature
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The roots of Western popular literature lie in ancient Greece. This is an anthology of ancient Greek popular literature.
Title: Anthology of ancient Greek popular literature
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1998
Characteristics: xxix, 349 p. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by William Hansen
Contents: Ephesian tale (romantic novel) / Xenophon of Ephesus
Acts of Paul and Thecla (Christian novella) / Anonymous, trans. by R. McL. Wilson
Secundus the silent philosopher (wisdom literature) / Anonymous, trans. by Ben E. Perry
Lucius or the ass (comic novel) / Pseudo-Lucian
Aesop romance (comic biography) / Anonymous, trans. by Lloyd W. Daly
Alexander romance (historical novel) / Pseudo-Callisthenes
Book of marvels (wonders) / Phlegon of Tralles
Collectio Augustana (fables) / Anonymous, trans. by William Hansen
Laughter-lover (jokes) / Hierocles and Philagrius
Oracles of Astrampsychus / Anonymous, trans. by Randall Stewart and Kenneth Morrell
Gravestone verse / Different authors, mostly anonymous, trans. by William Hansen
Additional Contributors: Hansen, William F. - 1941-
ISBN: 0253333660
0253211573
9780253211576
Branch Call Number: 880.8 A628 1998
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [341]-349)
Subject Headings: Greece Literary collections Popular literature Greece Greek literature Translations into English
Topical Term: Popular literature
Greek literature
LCCN: 97028207
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"We tend to think of the Classics as defined almost purely by venerable authors like Homer, Virgil, and Plato; this anthology provides fascinating and entertaining antidotes to this tradition, revealing a more humorous, fantastic, and superstitious side to the Greeks." Annotation by Pro... Read More »

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"We tend to think of the Classics as defined almost purely by venerable authors like Homer, Virgil, and Plato; this anthology provides fascinating and entertaining antidotes to this tradition, revealing a more humorous, fantastic, and superstitious side to the Greeks." Annotation by Pro... Read More »


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"We tend to think of the Classics as defined almost purely by venerable authors like Homer, Virgil, and Plato; this anthology provides fascinating and entertaining antidotes to this tradition, revealing a more humorous, fantastic, and superstitious side to the Greeks." Annotation by Professor Sonia Sabnis.

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