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By Peter Bing,Regina Höschele

ISBN-10: 158983741X

ISBN-13: 9781589837416

ISBN-10: 1589838823

ISBN-13: 9781589838826

The first whole English translation of Aristaenetus in approximately 3 centuries

Through allusion and adaption of prior authors, Aristaenetus recounts stories which are the stuff of comedy, erotic poetry, and old novel. right here we learn of enthusiasts who use each trope of erotic literature to compliment their beloveds in over-the-top speeches. Aristaenetus amazes us with stories of paramours hatching advanced schemes to accomplish their wants, whereas wily go-betweens support gentle their means. He provides us with bills of untrue spouses who slightly keep away from seize in the course of hair-raising and a laugh infidelities. This 6th century assortment is ideal for someone attracted to classical and postclassical literature.


  • English translation and Greek textual content on dealing with pages
  • Introduction with historical past of the text
  • Discussion of intertextual connections with Greco-Roman authors

Peter Bing is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of the Classics at Emory college. His books comprise The Well-Read Muse: current and prior in Callimachus and the Hellenistic Poets (Michigan Classics Press), The Scroll and The Marble: stories in studying and Reception in Hellenistic Poetry (University of Michigan Press), and the co-authored Games of Venus: An Anthology of Greek and Roman Erotic Verse from Sappho to Ovid (Routledge).

Regina Höschele is affiliate Professor of Classics on the college of Toronto. She is the writer of Verrückt nach Frauen: Der Epigrammatiker Rufin and Die blütenlesende Muse: Poetik und Textualität antiker Epigrammsammlungen (both from Gunter Narr Verlag).

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