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Project: The stylistics of contrived simplicity (apheleia) in novelistic and biographical fiction: Xenophon of Ephesus and Xenophon of Athens' Cyropaedia

project duration
07-FEB-11 – 06-AUG-11
abstract
This research project is positioned on the intersection of ancient novels and biographies, two extremely and cross-culturally influential genres from (late) Antiquity. It aims to address longstanding questions of the literary nature, background and readership by adopting an innovative approach: the analysis of the construction of apheleia in novelistic and biographical narrative.