By Peter Bing,Regina Höschele

The first whole English translation of Aristaenetus in approximately 3 centuries

Through allusion and adaption of previous authors, Aristaenetus recounts stories which are the stuff of comedy, erotic poetry, and historic novel. the following we learn of enthusiasts who use each trope of erotic literature to compliment their beloveds in over-the-top speeches. Aristaenetus amazes us with stories of paramours hatching complex schemes to accomplish their wishes, whereas wily go-betweens support delicate their means. He provides us with bills of untrue spouses who slightly keep away from trap in the middle of hair-raising and a laugh infidelities. This 6th century assortment is ideal for a person drawn to classical and postclassical literature.


  • English translation and Greek textual content on dealing with pages
  • Introduction with historical past of the text
  • Discussion of intertextual connections with Greco-Roman authors

Peter Bing is Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of the Classics at Emory collage. His books comprise The Well-Read Muse: current and earlier in Callimachus and the Hellenistic Poets (Michigan Classics Press), The Scroll and The Marble: experiences in interpreting and Reception in Hellenistic Poetry (University of Michigan Press), and the co-authored Games of Venus: An Anthology of Greek and Roman Erotic Verse from Sappho to Ovid (Routledge).

Regina Höschele is affiliate Professor of Classics on the collage of Toronto. She is the writer of Verrückt nach Frauen: Der Epigrammatiker Rufin and Die blütenlesende Muse: Poetik und Textualität antiker Epigrammsammlungen (both from Gunter Narr Verlag).

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