Time Magazine: Man of the Millennium

Peter O'Neill poneill at nunki.usc.edu
Thu Sep 24 11:24:45 EST 1998

On 24 Sep 1998, Patrick Juola wrote:
> Really?  Find a novel prior to 1000ad that
> 	a) Purports to tell events "realistically" (e.g. no allegories)
> 	b) Is expressly about characters that are not supposed to
> 		have existed (e.g. no epics about legendary heroes)
> Both the _Bible_ and Homer's canon, for instance, are supposedly
> about people who really existed and were treated as such by their
> audiences.
> I doubt you'll be able to.
> 	-kitten
don't much like to reply to something that's going to be cross-posted, but
how about:
Petronius - Satyricon
Apuleius - Golden Ass
and then the Greek novels,
Achilles Tatius - Leucippe and Cleitophon
Heliodorus - Aethiopica
and several others.

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