Space and Gender in the Ancient Greek Novel
Redondo Moyano, Elena
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Narrating Desire. Eros, Sex, and Gender in the Ancient Novel : 29-48 (2012)
The plots of the five Greek novels of "love and Adventures" are set in two differentent spaces. First, a macrospace, a gigantic stage which mainly includes Eastern cities of the Roman Empire, where the protagonists live the so-called adventures. And second, the microspaces, depicted in Longus' novel and occasionally in the other novels. The love ideology is clearly conservative, and it has a specific practical purpose among the Hellenized higher classes in the Eastern Empire.