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Ninus romance
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The discovery of the first fragments of the so-called ‘Ninus Romance’ (NR) and their publication in 1893 by U. Wilcken mark a turning-point in the study of ancient narrative literature. The NR was the first of a large number of other Greek novels recovered from Egyptian papyri. Its early dating (not later than the 1st cent. AD) led to the rejection of  E. Rohde's thesis, widely accepted at that time, that the flowering of the Greek novel was connected with the Second Sophistic (2nd cent. AD) [1].

As well as fragments A and B of the PBerolinensis 6926 (ed. Wilcken), …

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Fusillo, Massimo (L'Aquila) and Galli, Lucia (Florence), “Ninus romance”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 29 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e823640>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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