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By Corinne Saunders

ISBN-10: 1405167270

ISBN-13: 9781405167277

Romance is a different and fluid literary style, notoriously tough to outline. This groundbreaking 'Companion' surveys the numerous variations of romance during the a while.

• Considers the literary and ancient improvement of the romance style from its classical origins to the current day
• contains dialogue of the altering readership of romance and of romance’s exact relation to girls readers
• includes 30 essays written by means of major gurus on diverse classes and sub-genres
• demanding situations the concept that the allure of romance is completely escapist
• attracts on quite a lot of particular and influential literary examples

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Most strikingly, Apollonius is no warrior, and fights no battles; instead, his main characteristic is his learning, which helps him to solve the initial riddle and causes the princess to fall in love with him. Both the female protagonists are very learned too. This is not a feature of other ancient romances, and makes one wonder all the more where this story was produced, and for whom. 2004 6:38pm page 22 Elizabeth Archibald Critics have also been very exercised over the opening incest episode, which is shockingly explicit: Antiochus rapes his virgin daughter and leaves her dripping blood on the floor.

There is a marked amount of misogynistic comment, more in Ene´as and Troie than in The`bes, and in all it is clear that though women may feel passionate desire, it is reprehensible for them to display it. In these respects the romans antiques do no more than reflect the society that produced them and resemble markedly many of the later Anglo-Norman romances. The Roman de The`bes, earliest of the three, is also closest, despite differences of setting, to some of its Anglo-Norman successors in several of its themes: it chooses a pessimistic story about a fratricidal war in which the best die and the land is ruined, and it presents both Oedipus and Polynices in turn as wrongly disinherited sons who are rescued by a neighboring king.

2004 6:38pm page 23 Ancient Romance 23 Greek romances, which are all much longer and more leisurely in pace than Apollonius. Some strange gaps, inconsistencies, and failures of logic may be explained if it is an epitome of a longer and more complex lost Greek original. It is striking that the Greek romances do not survive in Latin translations, and were forgotten everywhere but in Byzantium until the Renaissance, when they were rediscovered, printed, and translated, and became very popular (see Beaton 1996; Ha¨gg 1983, chapter 8).

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