A collection of Greek fiction written between the first and fourth centuries AD
‘Callirhoe’ is the stirring tale of star-crossed lovers Chaereas and Callirhoe, torn apart when she is kidnapped and sold as a slave, while ‘Daphnis and Chloe’ tells of a boy and girl abandoned at birth, who grow up to fall in love and battle pirates. Greek Fiction – also containing ‘Letters of Chion’, an early thriller about tyranny and a political assassination – is a fascinating glimpse into an alternative view of Ancient Greece’s literary culture.
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Longus (usually dated between the mid-second and mid-third centuries AD). Daphnis and Chloe is available in Penguin Classics in different translations in Greek Fiction and Daphnis and Chloe.
Published by Penguin Classics Oct 25, 2011| 352 Pages| ISBN 9780140449259