Michael Paschalis; Stavros Frangoulidis (ed.)'s Ancient Narrative: Supplementum 1 Space in the Ancient Novel PDF

By Michael Paschalis; Stavros Frangoulidis (ed.)

ISBN-10: 9080739022

ISBN-13: 9789080739024

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To his characters in the story as well as to his audiences in the theater, Ross shows the radical changes which knowledge of any sort demands from all who embark on a quest for it. In the biblical story of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, God forbids Adam to eat the fruit of this tree; otherwise, he has to die the same day. 7 But when Eve and Adam eat the forbidden fruit, they do not die at all but acquire consciousness. Their first realization is not knowledge of good and evil but awareness of their nakedness.

Some attention has been paid to Chariton’s Aphrodisian origins: Schmeling 1974, 20-21; Alvares 1993, 172-175; Jones 1992b, 161-7, highlights nuances in the novel by his attention to social history from an Aphrodisian perspective; Edwards 1985 argues that since Aphrodisias claims a special closeness to Aphrodite, the role of Aphrodite in directing the action of the novel operates as an expression of Aphrodisian civic pride; he makes the case in more detail in Edwards 1996, 20-2, 33-6, 60-1, 80-1, 95-100, 130-1.

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