This quantity contains the revised types of chosen papers learn on the overseas convention at the historic Novel (Groningen, July 2000). The papers conceal a variety of scholarly concerns that have been widespread within the programme of the convention, and have the latest techniques to analyze at the historic novel. The essays mix sensible use of literary concept with conventional scholarship, and look at the traditional novels and comparable texts, comparable to Oriental stories and Christian narrative, either of their better, literary, cultural and social context, and as resources of notion for Byzantine and sleek fiction. This ebook is critical not just for classicists and literary historians, but additionally for a common public of these drawn to narrative fiction.
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