Download PDF by Koen De Temmerman: Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient

By Koen De Temmerman

ISBN-10: 0199686149

ISBN-13: 9780199686148

The oldest ecu 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 reports particularly, no quantity has but been dedicated to exploring personality and characterization within the historical 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 deals shut readings of innovations of characterization utilized in each one novel and combines modern—mainly, yet no longer completely, structuralist—narratology and historical rhetoric. He argues that 3 conceptual important to historic idea 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 thus far been learned. during the diverse chapters, it additionally turns into transparent how in detail shows of personality are
intertwined with self-portrayal and function of the self.

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