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By Koen De Temmerman

The oldest eu novels have been written in historic Greek in the course of the first few centuries of the typical period. regardless of the gold rush in the direction of those novels within the final 20 years and the resurgence of curiosity in representations of personality in literary reviews, and Classical stories specifically, no quantity has but been dedicated to exploring personality and characterization within the old Greek novels.

This research analyses the characterization of the protagonists within the 5 extant, so-called 'ideal' Greek novels (those of Chariton, Xenophon of Ephesus, Achilles Tatius, Longus, and Heliodorus). De Temmerman bargains shut readings of recommendations of characterization utilized in every one novel and combines modern—mainly, yet now not completely, structuralist—narratology and historic rhetoric. He argues that 3 conceptual vital to historic thought of personality, typification/individuation,
idealistic/realistic characterization, and static/dynamic personality, build personality in those narratives extra ambiguously, extra elusively, and in additional advanced methods than has up to now been learned. during the varied chapters, it additionally turns into transparent how in detail displays of personality are
intertwined with self-portrayal and function of the self.

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