- By Longus Ronald McCail

Daphnis and Chloe

  • Title: Daphnis and Chloe
  • Author: Longus Ronald McCail
  • ISBN: 9780199554959
  • Page: 101
  • Format: Paperback
  • Daphnis and Chloe Longus s romance tells the story of two teenagers Daphnis and Chloe who love each other but do not know how to make love Around their predicament Longus weaves a fantasy which entertains and instruc

    Longus s romance tells the story of two teenagers, Daphnis and Chloe, who love each other but do not know how to make love Around their predicament Longus weaves a fantasy which entertains and instructs, but never errs in taste The hard toil and precariousness of peasant life are here, but so are its compensations revelry, music, dance, and storytelling Above the actioLongus s romance tells the story of two teenagers, Daphnis and Chloe, who love each other but do not know how to make love Around their predicament Longus weaves a fantasy which entertains and instructs, but never errs in taste The hard toil and precariousness of peasant life are here, but so are its compensations revelry, music, dance, and storytelling Above the action brood divinities Eros, Dionysus, Pan, the Nymphs who collaborate to guide the adolescents into the mystery of Love, at once a sensual and a religious initiation Daphnis and Chloe is the best known, and the best, of the early Greek romances, precursors to the modern novel Admired by Goethe, it has been reinterpreted in music and art by Ravel and Chagall This new translation is immensely readable, and does full justice to the humor and humanity of the story About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

    1 thought on “Daphnis and Chloe

    1. A shepherd and a shepherdess fall in love in those ancient days before this became a literary trope.They are even more innocent than the sheep they herd and have no idea how to satisfy their feelings. They ask an old woman for help. She cackles and tells them that they have to sleep together. So the couple go back to the field, lie down together and fall asleep. They wake up and feel as unsatisfied as before.Oh, and as so often in the literature of this period there are some pirates too.Enjoyabl [...]

    2. This was my first classical novel, having only read plays/poems beforehand. Daphnis and Chloe has been cited by many booktubers (whose opinions on classical literature I trust) as a great place to start with literature from antiquity, and the premise of this book was too good to pass up.Daphnis and Chloe is a very sweet tale of Daphnis (a 15-year-old goatherd) and Chloe (a 13-year-old shepherdess) who fall in love without understanding what 'Love' is. Through a series of bizarre and comedic mish [...]

    3. Aww 😊 such a lovely, romantic and erotic tale of young love and the trials and tribulations that it entails. Pirates, masters ,Gods, nymphs, and Pan all have parts to play in this story of a goatherd who loves a shepherdess in times long ago. My goodness they were forward thinking in there attitudes towards love and sex. Definitely the oldest literature I've ever read (it's dated around the second century AD)This was a great Sunday short story and I will read more about Greek mythology. ( I h [...]

    4. This was such a sweet and funny classic from Ancient Greece. Written in prose and exploring the problems of two lovers, who don't know how to make love. With help and hindrance from the Gods (of course), some neighbours, as well as the odd pirate adventure, things end happily ever after

    5. Things like this make me lament the difference in curriculum between what I studied in school in the US and what my friend studied in Italy in Lecce. At least I'm aware that I missed out, and so I have to fill in the gaps! The way I do so is through this: the Penguin Classics list I found on (see below for the links)And this is exactly one of the kinds of books that make me glad to have this list to refer to when I choose the next book to read--especially since most of them are free and I can p [...]

    6. The adolescent,real pure love,the discovery of sensuality,the birth of sexuality,the exploration of one another body,is one of the most beautiful and tender events in the life of a human being;yet no ever happens and if it do, mostly only one time, and by that is a intemporal subject of novels and poetry.This pastoril bucolic novel ,written in Adrianos time,located in the Lesbos island ,near the turkish coast,tells all this with a lot of references to grek mithology and with happy end.Is strikin [...]

    7. Uno dei primi romanzi, scritto nel III secolo d.c.La trama oggi fa sorridere per la sua semplicità: due orfanelli, un maschio e una femmina, vengono trovati a distanza di giorni da due diversi pastori. Cresceranno insieme e si innamoreranno, dovendo superare qualche ostacolo prima di poter consumare. Sì, consumare, perchè Longo Sofista non si limita a parlare di sole-cuore-amore ma entra anche nel dettaglio dell'educazione sessuale e dell'innamoramento fisico dei due fanciulli. E bisogna amme [...]

    8. This early pastoral romance (dating from the second or third century A.D.) is both entertaining in itself and a good corrective to the received wisdom that the novel is a quintessential invention of Cervantes or capitalism or Protestantism or the eighteenth century. Though brief and beholden to the boys-meets/loses/gets-girl conventions of the Hellenistic romance, Daphnis and Chloe is recognizable as a novel: its protagonists learn and grow, deepening their sense of their world and how its const [...]

    9. Picking up something that was written in the 2nd century is always going to bring with it some worries that it will be far too archaic to possibly understand or enjoy now. Credit therefore has to go to the translation (done, in this edition, by Phiroze Vasunia) for making this so utterly readable, even by modern standards. There wasn't a single point I felt the language or tone were outdated, confusing or dense, and the story itself was fun and charming, as we follow two young people who must go [...]

    10. “Daphnis and Chloe” was entirely enjoyable to read, and definitely sparked a bit of a revival in an interest of classical ancient literature, of which I’d read very little in recent times. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, but I immediately noticed a “dream-like” tone to the narration, with Longus touching on timeless and universal themes, and exploring intimacy while also maintaining a certain vacuum of innocence. It is also quite funny, and on multiple I occasions I laughed an [...]

    11. Trata-se de um romance do séc. II (d.C.) passado na ilha grega de Lesbos, desconhece-se por completo o perfil do autor, que ficou conhecido como Longus. É-nos apresentada a história de amor de Dafnis e Cloé que, abandonados ainda bebés, foram encontrados por dois casais de pastores. O primeiro casal deu com Dafnis num bosque sobre a erva, tendo junto de si uma cabra que o amamentava, e Cloé foi encontrada pelo segundo casal numa gruta, aos cuidados de uma ovelha. Cresceram e tornaram-se am [...]

    12. One of the great ironies of world literature is that the sole extant novel by the Greek author Longus is actually quite short. Okay, now that I've gotten that out of my system ."Daphnis and Chloe" is one of the quintessential works of the Hellenistic period, and it's tempting to conclude with the classicists of the 19th century, reading this trifle, that Hellenism was a period of decadence in Greek culture. We've come a long way from Aeschylus and Homer, to this artful pastoral diversion written [...]

    13. Ce sont deux brefs (voire très brefs) romans grecs de l'époque hellénistique ; comme c'est leur seul point commun, c'est le sujet de la Préface."Daphnis et Chloé" est une idylle pastorale absolument charmante, au style tout en légèreté, aux détails évocateurs. Les héros sont un jeune chevrier et une jeune bergère, prix d'excellence de leurs professions respectives, qui tombent tout naturellement amoureux à l'âge des premiers émois. Seulement voilà : ils ne savent nullement commen [...]

    14. Quality Rating: Four StarsEnjoyment Rating: Three StarsI'm not really sure what I feel about this one. While I enjoyed the mythological style, I feel like it's hard to appreciate Daphnis and Chloe without studying it - something that I'm not doing. As someone reading it for fun I was a little distant from what was happening. This poem(?) centres around two young lovers who are unaware of how to make love to each other, and their displays of affection and concern for each other leading up to thei [...]

    15. I bought this book twenty years and took it with me to Greece, as it seemed appropriate reading matter for a bucolic holiday.It is one of the seven surviving novels, five Greek and two in Latin, from Classical Times. This is one of the Greek ones and it's one of the best of the seven. I plan to read them all again.It's an utterly charming story about two young foundlings who grow up together and fall in love. It's typical of the style of the Ancient Greek novels, being full of adventures, pirate [...]

    16. The most original, and in my opinion, most beautiful love story ever put into words (do not take that statement too seriously, I've probably read a total of 3 or 4 love stories in my lifetime and 2 of them were probably about animals or trees and whatnot). I'm mildly obsessed with Ancient Greece, and somehow I am more grateful for the survival of this text than any other. Additionally, the tale is highly relevant to all genders, species, ages, etc. If you read the novel in its entirety, you will [...]

    17. Extremely naive teenagers fall in love while goat/sheep herding and sloooowwwllllyyyyy explore their relationship. There is a lot of drama (intermingling gods, pirates, angry rich kids, jealous neighbours) and quite some crying in desperation. Even though the story went a bit too slow to my liking, I still enjoyed reading Daphnis and Chloe, especially because of the way the author described the surroundings and the way it gave me some insight in Grecian culture.

    18. An adorable and light-hearted story about the discovery of love, portrayed by Daphnis, a goatherd, and Chloe, a young shepherdess in a bucolic pastoral setting.Image: 'Springtime' by Pierre-Auguste Cot

    19. [3.5 Stars] Bizarre, fun and adorable. The story of two armature lovers who have no idea what "love" is and how to go through with it. It's all rather cool but I think my favorite thing about it is how Greek it is. lol

    20. This was a beautiful work of literature. The images and characters were very memorable. It had an earthy tone to it and was a great book to pick up for a single sitting that could be read and enjoyed many times again. It reminds me so much of what love feels like to the young.

    21. This could do with a more vigorous translation, it's so matter of fact. It seems that during the translation a little depth to the story was lost and every now and then their is the odd moment that shines through.The hunt is on for a better translation.

    22. ,,Ne-am sărutat și nimic nu s-a schimbat, ne-am strâns în brațe, dar nici asta nu ne-a fost de nici de un folos. Astfel, să ne culcăm goi împreună este singurul leac care ne-a mai rămas. Trebuie să-l încercăm, fie ce-o fi! Trebuie să fie în asta ceva mai bun decât un sărut, -_-

    23. I loved this! This is a beautifully whimsical tale of innocence, sex, love and pirates. Perhaps my favourite piece of classical literature I've ever read!

    24. The perfect pinnacle pastoral novel - ancient romantic scenery fill'd greenery in sheen stellar sweetly enlinks sexually with twins lovely.

    25. Aunque se base en los mismos esquemas que muchos de los best sellers de ahora, la calidad es muy superior. Y dos mil años antes.

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