- Paperback: 276 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press; Reprint edition (Dec 16 1991)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520076389
- ISBN-13: 978-0520076389
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.8 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 381 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,865,555 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Novel in Antiquity Paperback – Dec 19 1991
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"It is a pleasure to recommend this attractive introduction to the prose fiction of antiquity. Its breadth and clarity are certain to provide stimulating and informative reading for a wide range of readers."--Gerald N. Sandy, "Classical Outlook
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He summarises key contemporary Greek tracts and compares them against each other and indeed often subjects them to a modern analysis. The style of his discourse is not dry; his wit often shows through. He claims that most Greek literature can be understood from the point of view of the novel.
To readers who, like me, never majored in ancient Greek history, let alone be able to read Greek, Hagg can make 2000 year old narratives come to life.