DISSERTATIONES STUDIORUM KADRI NOVIKOV GRAECORUM ET LATINORUM UNIVERSITATIS TARTUENSIS 6 Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles. Google is proud to partner with libraries to digitize public domain materials and make them widely accessible. Public domain books belong to the public and we . Author: Achilles Tatius. Title: The loves of Clitophon and Leucippe A most elegant history, written in Greeke by Achilles Tatius: and now Englished. Publication.

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Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Open Preview See a Problem? Ferdousi rated it really liked it Jun 11, Google Digital Humanities Awards Program provided support for entering this text.

Morales does not try, however, to package these close readings into a single interpretation of the whole work. Kallisthenes, Calligone’s kidnapper, is also shown to have become a true and honest husband.

The mosaic, from a house called “The House of the Letters,” is reproduced on page iv. Selene is clearly the lectio difficilior and Morales accepts this reading, suggesting that Clitophon, unlike the first narrator, interpreted the ecphrasis as representing Selene rather than Europa.

This lesson undermines Leucippe’s assertions. Second, Tatius runs his text through the gamut of ancient Greek literature, giving us stories of metamorphosis, fables, amazing and doubtful natural history, gods and heroes, orations at trials, and detailed descriptions of marvelous paintings. The bandits’ camp is destroyed and the lovers and their friends make for Alexandriabut are again betrayed: Winklerand Tim Whitmarsh It had absolutely everything that you want and expect from this genre: Of his life nothing is known, though the Suidas says leuxippe became a Christian and a bishop and wrote a work on etymology, one on the sphere, and coitophon account of great men.


Though there is a brief allusion to Pausanias’ speech from the Symposium http: As Clitophon pursues them, Chaireas’ men apparently chop off her head and throw her overboard. Now that it’s done, I have to say it was charming.

Leucippe and Clitophon

This ambivalence, these unresolved stories, make the novel so interesting and demanding to read. Although these questions have provoked many answers, Morales argues that the questions are the point. Xnd example, mis- or divergent interpretation within the text serves to warn the readers of the uncertainty in reading. And naughtinesses abound here. It was then that I saw a city vying with the heavens for beauty.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. What role does Kleinias play for Kleitophon?

Jun 02, Geoffrey rated it liked it. Alison Wathen ‘Herfkens’ rated it liked it Oct 01, What is the role of Satyros? Rattenbury – – The Classical Review 6 clittophon You see, when two pairs of eyes reflect in each other, they forge images of each other’s body, as in a mirror. What is Clitophon doing at Sidon alone?


Leucippe and Clitophon by Achilles Tatius

Clitophon gazes on Alexandria “as a lover” This generality means that they are expressions of cultural and social norms, serving to characterize the speaker or narrator. Ingenious and sophisticated in conception, Leucippe and Clitophon is at once amd, stylish, moving, brash, tasteless, and obscene. Find it on Scholar. Instead, in her brief conclusion, she decides that the novel is ambivalent, presenting simultaneously more than one keucippe.

Leucippe is stricken by a state of madness, the effect of a strange love potion given her by another rival, but is saved by an antidote given by the helpful stranger Chaireas.

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