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Daphnis and Chloe (c.200) [Novel]
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A tender novel describing eager and inept young love, Daphnis and Chloe tells the story of a baby boy and girl who are discovered separately, two years apart, alone and exposed on a Greek mountainside. Taken in by a goatherd and a shepherd respectively, and raised near the town of Mytilene, they grow to maturity unaware of one another's existence until the mischievous god of love, Eros, creates in them a sudden overpowering desire for one another. A masterpiece among early Greek romances, attracting both high praise and moral disapproval, this work has proved an enduringly fertile source of inspiration for musicians, writers and artists from Henry Fielding to Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot and Maurice Ravel. Longus transforms familiar themes from the romance genre including pirates, dreams, and the supernatural into a virtuoso love story that is rich in insight, humorous and ironical in its treatment of human sexual experience.

Original title: Δάφνις καὶ Χλόη
Original languages: Ancient Greek

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Genre: FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Collected Ancient Greek Novels (1989) [Anthology]
      Authors: Unknown Author , Lucian of Samosata , Longus , Chariton , Heliodorus , Pseudo-Callisthenes , Achilles Tatius , Xenophon of Ephesus , Pseudo-Lucian

Edition #1: Daphnis and Chloe

Daphnis and Chloe (1989)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Christopher Gill
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Edition #2: Daphnis and Chloe

Daphnis and Chloe (1968)
Edition Details:

Unexpurgated version of the 1956 translation.

Language: English

Translated by: Paul Turner
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Manifested in:

Daphnis and Chloe (June 1989)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 0140440593
Dimensions: 4.9 x 7.8 x 0.4 in
Pages: 128

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