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Title: Adventures of Leucippe and Clitophon (L045)
Author: Achilles Tatius,
Additional Authors or Contributors: S Gaslee (trans)
Publisher: Harvard University Press; Publication Date: 1969
Hardcover; ISBN: 9780674990500
Volumes: 1; Pages: 478
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Leucippe and Clitophon, written in the 2nd century A.D., is exceptional among the ancient romances in being a first-person narrative: the adventures of the young couple are recounted by the hero himself. The colorful story Clitophon tells us includes shipwrecks, apparent deaths, attacks by pirates and brigands, abductions, and other frights and obstacles. Love triumphs in the end. Achilles Tatius' style is notable for descriptive detail and for his engaging digressions.
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