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Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics)

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Longus's romance tells the story of two teenagers, Daphnis and Chloe, who love each other but do not know how to make love. Around their predicament Longus weaves a fantasy which entertains and instructs, but never errs in taste. The hard toil and precariousness of peasant life are here, but so are its compensations--revelry, music, dance, and storytelling. Above the action brood divinities--Eros, Dionysus, Pan, the Nymphs--who collaborate to guide the adolescents into the mystery of Love, at once a sensual and a religious initiation. Daphnis and Chloe is the best known, and the best, of the early Greek romances, precursors to the modern novel. Admired by Goethe, it has been reinterpreted in music and art by Ravel and Chagall. This new translation is immensely readable, and does full justice to the humor and humanity of the story.

Synopsis:

Daphnis is 15 years old, Chloe 13. The two peasants are drawn to each other and long to make love. But no one has told them what love is, nor do they know how to accomplish the physical act. Longus weaves a fantasy around their predicament in this well-known Greek romance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192840523
Narrated:
McCail, Ronald
Author:
McCail, Ronald
Translator:
McCail, Ronald
Narrated:
McCail, Ronald
Author:
null, Ronald
Author:
Longus
Author:
McCail, Ronald
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Daphnis (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Classical Studies | Clas
Subject:
sical Literature in Translation
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
107-27
Publication Date:
20020523
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.18x5.04x.38 in. .26 lbs.

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