Vision and Narrative in Achilles Tatius' Leucippe and Clitophon - Cambridge Classical Studies (Hardback)Helen Morales (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 223 x 148 x 24 mm
'... this is an ambitious book that succeeds in its aim of contributing to 'the cultural history of viewing ... it brings classical scholarship up to date on a number of contemporary issues in the fields of gender studies and psychology. It also frequently delights in the rhetorical exuberance of Achilles Tatius that makes it such a pleasurable (and at times disturbing) text to read. As such Morales' monograph is to be highly commended.' Scholia Reviews
'This book is an important contribution to our understanding not only of Leucippe and Clithophon but also of ancient Greek novels in general, whose narrative strategies can be linked to, and decoded from, a complex visualistic discourse both within and outside the texts. Key elements of this poetics of vision and the novels' sophisticated design are ekphrastic descriptions, theatrical scenes, modes of viewing, and the visual impact of the female heroine, which Morales discusses in four chapters. All of them contain a series of stimulating close readings combined with a critical discussion of previous narratological approaches to the text, especially those by Stephen Nimis and Shady Bartsch.' Journal of Hellenic Studies
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