The Ancient Novel
This course provides an introduction to the Greek and Roman novel in English translation. Through a chronological survey of major texts, from Xenophon of Athens to Heliodorus, the course deals with the definition of the genre and investigates the sociopolitical conditions that contributed to the novel's rise. Readings include: Xenophon of Athens' Panthea and Abradatas, Heliodorus' Aethiopica, Chariton's Chaereas and Callirhoe, Xenophon of Ephesus' Ephesiaca, Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Cleitophon, Longus' Daphnis and Chloe, Petronius' Satyricon and Apuleius' Golden Ass. PREREQ: 3 credits from 1000- or 2000-series Classical Studies courses, or ENGL 2106. (lec 3) cr 3.