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Novella
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I. Greek

There is no Greek term that accurately translates the modern concept of ‘novella’ and there is nothing in extant Greek literature comparable to the work of medieval novella-writers or to modern collections of short-stories (coming closest to it are perhaps the  Tóxaris of Lucian [1] and the Historia lausiaca of Palladius, while works like the Narrationes amatoriae attributed to Plutarch might better be classified as mythography). Even if no ancient source explicitly attests it, the opinio communis, subscribing t…

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Fusillo, Massimo (L'Aquila), Galli, Lucia (Florence) and Schönbeck, Hans-Peter (Halle/Saale), “Novella”, 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 03 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e825600>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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