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The Resource Xenophon's Ephesiaca : a paraliterary love-story from the ancient world, by Aldo Tagliabue

Xenophon's Ephesiaca : a paraliterary love-story from the ancient world, by Aldo Tagliabue

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Xenophon's Ephesiaca : a paraliterary love-story from the ancient world
Title
Xenophon's Ephesiaca
Title remainder
a paraliterary love-story from the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
by Aldo Tagliabue
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After many decades of neglect, the last forty years have seen a renewed scholarly appreciation of the literary value of the Greek novel. Within this renaissance of interest, four monographs have been published to date which focus on individual novels; I refer to the specialist studies of Achilles Tatius by Morales and Laplace and those of Chariton of Aphrodisias by Smith and Tilg. This book adds to this short list and takes as its singular focus Xenophon's 'Ephesiaca'. Among the five fully extant Greek novels, the 'Ephesiaca' occupies the position of being an anomaly, since scholars have conventionally considered it to be either a poorly written text or an epitome of a more sophisticated lost original. This monograph challenges this view by arguing that the author of the 'Ephesiaca' is a competent writer in artistic control of his text, insofar as his work has a coherent and emplotted focus on the protagonists' progression in love and also includes references to earlier texts of the classical canon, not least Homer's 'Odyssey' and the Platonic dialogues on Love.0At the same time, the 'Ephesiaca' exhibits stylistically an overall simplicity, contains many repetitions and engages with other texts via a thematic rather than a pointed type of intertextuality; these and other features make this text different from the other extant Greek novels. By offering a definition of the 'Ephesiaca' as a paraliterary narrative, this monograph sheds new light on this novel and its position within the Greek novelistic corpus, whilst also offering a more nuanced understanding of intertextuality and paraliterature
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N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tagliabue, Aldo Carlo Fernando
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ancient narrative. Supplementum
Series volume
22
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Xenophon
  • Greek fiction, Hellenistic
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY
  • Greek fiction, Hellenistic
Label
Xenophon's Ephesiaca : a paraliterary love-story from the ancient world, by Aldo Tagliabue
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and indexes
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The Ephesiaca as a Novel Contrasting Two Nights of Love -- 2 Apollo's Oracle: The Prophecy of the Protagonists' Love-Story -- 3 Action and Growth in Personality in the Protagonists' Journey -- 4 Spirituality and Mutualityin Anthia and Habrocomes' Progression in Love -- 5 The Protagonists' Love After Death in Egypt -- 6 The Protagonists' Return to Ephesus: The Social Confirmation of Their Erotic Development -- 7 The Ephesiaca as a Narrative Leaning Towards Paraliterature -- 8 My Paraliterary Reading of the Ephesiaca in Light of the Epitome Theory -- Appendix. The Identity of Xenophon of Ephesus and the Date of the Ephesiaca -- Bibliography -- Indices -- Index Locorum -- General Index
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on1022945098
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 243 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9789492444219
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20cmqf3
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1022945098
Label
Xenophon's Ephesiaca : a paraliterary love-story from the ancient world, by Aldo Tagliabue
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Table of contents -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 The Ephesiaca as a Novel Contrasting Two Nights of Love -- 2 Apollo's Oracle: The Prophecy of the Protagonists' Love-Story -- 3 Action and Growth in Personality in the Protagonists' Journey -- 4 Spirituality and Mutualityin Anthia and Habrocomes' Progression in Love -- 5 The Protagonists' Love After Death in Egypt -- 6 The Protagonists' Return to Ephesus: The Social Confirmation of Their Erotic Development -- 7 The Ephesiaca as a Narrative Leaning Towards Paraliterature -- 8 My Paraliterary Reading of the Ephesiaca in Light of the Epitome Theory -- Appendix. The Identity of Xenophon of Ephesus and the Date of the Ephesiaca -- Bibliography -- Indices -- Index Locorum -- General Index
Control code
on1022945098
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 243 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789492444219
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt20cmqf3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1022945098

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