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The Resource Dirty love : the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel, Tim Whitmarsh

Dirty love : the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel, Tim Whitmarsh

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Dirty love : the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel
Title
Dirty love
Title remainder
the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel
Statement of responsibility
Tim Whitmarsh
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that whereas much of Greek literature was committed to a form of cultural purism, presenting itself as part of a continuous tradition reaching back to founding fathers within the tradition, the novel revelled in cultural hybridity. The earliest Greek novelistic literature combined Greek and non-Greek traditions, and it also often self-consciously explored its own hybridity by focusing on stories of cultural hybridisation, or what we would now call "mixed-race" relations. This book makes a virtue ofthe murkiness, or "dirtiness", of the origins of the novel: there is no single point of creation, no pure tradition, only transgression, transformation and mess. The novel thus emerges as an outlier within the Greek literary corpus: a form of literature written in Greek, but not always committing toGreek cultural identity. It focuses particularly on the relationship between Persian, Egyptian, Jewish and Greek literature, and covers such texts as Ctesias' Persica, Joseph and Aseneth, the Alexander Romance and the tale of Ninus and Semiramis
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ICU/DLC
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Whitmarsh, Tim
Dewey number
883/.0109
Index
index present
LC call number
PA3267
LC item number
.W54 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Onassis series in Hellenic culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Greek fiction
  • Greek fiction
  • Griechisch
  • Liebesroman
  • Roman
Label
Dirty love : the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel, Tim Whitmarsh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- First movement: Hellenism and hybridity -- Dirty love -- A history of the novel -- What is a novel? -- Epic and novel -- Sourcing Callirhoe -- Second movement: Persians -- The romance of Zarinaea and Stryangaeus -- Who was Ctesias? -- Persian love stories -- Media studies -- Cyrus' sex life -- Third movement: Jews -- Return to Joseph -- The Jewish novel -- Joseph in love -- Fourth movement: Egyptians -- The long Hellenistic -- Alexander in kohl -- Whose paradigm? -- Fifth movement: how Greek is the Greek romance? -- How Greek is the Greek romance? -- Romancing Semiramis -- Dirty love in late antiquity -- Conclusion: the foundation of Marseilles, some brooch-pins, and the history of the novel
Control code
1010580954
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780199742653
Lccn
2017049554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028233105
  • 40028300476
System control number
(OCoLC)1010580954
Label
Dirty love : the genealogy of the ancient Greek novel, Tim Whitmarsh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude -- First movement: Hellenism and hybridity -- Dirty love -- A history of the novel -- What is a novel? -- Epic and novel -- Sourcing Callirhoe -- Second movement: Persians -- The romance of Zarinaea and Stryangaeus -- Who was Ctesias? -- Persian love stories -- Media studies -- Cyrus' sex life -- Third movement: Jews -- Return to Joseph -- The Jewish novel -- Joseph in love -- Fourth movement: Egyptians -- The long Hellenistic -- Alexander in kohl -- Whose paradigm? -- Fifth movement: how Greek is the Greek romance? -- How Greek is the Greek romance? -- Romancing Semiramis -- Dirty love in late antiquity -- Conclusion: the foundation of Marseilles, some brooch-pins, and the history of the novel
Control code
1010580954
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xviii, 201 pages
Isbn
9780199742653
Lccn
2017049554
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 40028233105
  • 40028300476
System control number
(OCoLC)1010580954

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