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Title Lies and fiction in the ancient world / edited by Christopher Gill and T.P. Wiseman
Published Exeter, Devon, UK : University of Exeter Press, 1993
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 263 pages)
Contents Lies, fiction and slander in early Greek poetry / E.L. Bowie -- Plato on falsehood, not fiction / Christopher Gill -- Truth and untruth in Herodotus and Thucydides / J.L. Moles -- Lying historians : seven types of mendacity / T.P. Wiseman -- Fiction, bewitchment and story worlds : implications of claims to truth in Apuleius / Andrew Laird -- Make-believe and make believe : the fictionality of the Greek novels / J.R. Morgan -- Towards an account of the ancient world's concept of fictive belief / D.C. Feeney
Summary Where the boundary lies between falsehood and fiction, between an actual untruth and an admitted invention, has set off many debates in intellectual circles. In classical studies, this issue has gained prominence through the upsurge of interest in the ancient novel and through recent work on the rhetorical character of ancient historiography. This pathfinding collection of essays charts the borderland between falsehood and fiction in the ancient world, especially by considering how far "lying" was distinguished from "fiction" at different periods and in different genres. The areas covered are early Greek poetry (E.L. Bowie), Plato (Christopher Gill), Greek and Roman historiography (J.L. Moles and T.P. Wiseman), and the Greek and Roman novel (J.R. Morgan and Andrew Laird). Michael Wood and D.C. Feeney discuss the literary critical questions involved and draw connections with contemporary debate. All Greek and Latin passages are translated into English, and the collection is designed to be accessible to students of literature and history generally, as well as to Classicists
Analysis Greek fiction
Greek poetry
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Description based on print version record
Subject Classical literature -- History and criticism.
Fictions, Theory of.
History, Ancient -- Historiography.
Literature and history -- Greece.
Literature and history -- Rome.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Bowie, E. L
Gill, Christopher, 1946-
Wiseman, T. P. (Timothy Peter)
ISBN 1781385181 (electronic bk.)
9781781385180 (electronic bk.)