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Leucippe and Clitophon

Achilles Tatius
Translated by Tim Whitmarsh and Edited by Helen Morales

30 July 2009

ISBN: 9780199555475

208 pages

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Oxford World's Classics

Price: £9.99



Leucippe and Clitophon, composed in the second century AD, is the most bizarre and risqué of the five 'Greek novels' of idealized love between boy and girl that survive from the period of the Roman empire. Achilles' narrative covers adultery, violence, evisceration, pederasty and virginity-testing and in execution is subtle, stylish, moving, brash, tasteless, and obscene.

About the Author(s)

Achilles Tatius

Translated by Tim Whitmarsh, Leverhulme Lecturer in Hellenistic Literature at the University of Exeter, and Edited by Helen Morales, Lecturer in Classics and Fellow of Newnham College, Cambridge