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The representation of reading in 'Philip the Philosopher's' essay on Heliodorus


Miles, GRI, The representation of reading in 'Philip the Philosopher's' essay on Heliodorus, Byzantion: revue internationale des etudes byzantines, 79, (2009) pp. 292-305. ISSN 0378-2506 (2009) [Refereed Article]

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The twelth-century reading of Helidorus' Aethiopica transmitted under the name of "Philip the Philosopher", may claim to be the first extant critical essay on a work of prose fiction, and as such is of some importance in literary history. This article examines the construction of the text's speaker, Philip, as a reader, and the imagery which he uses to represent the act of reading and the activity of the text.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Classical Greek and Roman history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Miles, GRI (Dr Graeme Miles)
ID Code:57668
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2009-08-06
Last Modified:2015-06-15

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