By Koen De Temmerman
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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Crafting Characters: Heroes and Heroines in the Ancient Greek Novel by Koen De Temmerman