Saturday, May 23, 2020

Bowie, Longus. Daphnis and Chloe (new commentary)

BYRN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Longus. Daphnis and Chloe
Ewen Bowie, Longus. Daphnis and Chloe. Cambridge Greek and Latin classics. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018. x, 338 p.. ISBN 9780521776592 $45.95 (pb).

Review by
Lucia Floridi, Università di Bologna.
The hellenistic Greek novel Daphnis and Chloe is of interest to PaleoJudaica because the genre of ancient novel was also in use in ancient Judaism and early Christianity. One example (debatable whether Jewish or Christian) is Joseph and Aseneth, on which more here and links.

For more on Daphnis and Chloe and the ancient Greek novel in this context, see here and here.

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