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Drosilla and Charikles: A Byzantine Novel Bilingual Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0865165366
ISBN-10: 086516536X
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Joan B. Burton is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Classical Studies at Trinity University, San Antonio. Publications include Theocritus's Urban Mimes: Mobility, Gender, and Patronage (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1995); 'Women's Commensality in the Ancient Greek World, 'Greece and Rome 45 (1998), 143-65; 'Reviving the Pagan Greek Novel in a Christian World, 'Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 39 (1998), 179-216; 'Abduction and Elopement in the Byzantine Novel, 'Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 41 (2000), 377-409; 'A Reemergence of Theocritean Poetry in the Byzantine Novel, 'Classical Philology 98 (2003), 251-73.
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  • Paperback: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers; Bilingual edition (January 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 086516536X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0865165366
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,361,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a very well done edition of a fascinating medieval romance. There is a bilingual text, the original Greek on one page and a good English translation opposite. The format is handy if you want to try to read the Greek and need to quickly check your translation. The story itself is poetic and the vocabulary often seems more classical than Byzantine. As the original introduction says, it is a story of "flight, wandering, storms at sea, abductions, violence, robbers, prisons, pirates, hunger..., unlucky separation from one another, and in the end bridal chambers and nuptials." A very worthwhile read.
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