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Narratology and Classics: A Practical Guide

Irene J. F. de Jong


Narrative is an important element in our daily life and the novel is arguably the most popular genre of our times. The theory of narrative or narratology, which was developed in the 1960s, has helped us towards a better understanding of the how and why of narrative. This book provides an introduction to narratology that deals specifically with classical narrative: epic, historiography, biography, the ancient novel, but also the many narratives inserted in drama or lyric. The first part of the volume sketches the rise of narratology, and defines key narratological terms, illustrated with exampl ... More

Keywords: narrative, narratology, epic, historiography, biography, ancient novel, drama, lyric, tales, metalepsis

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199688692
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199688692.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irene J. F. de Jong, author
Professor of ancient Greek, University of Amsterdam

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