Scribo wrote:It's easy to read in terms of language. The actual story itself is absolutely....dire beyond all means. I know one person writing a commentary on it, god knows how they can stand it. This survived? THIS? of all the texts...grr...
Scribo wrote:The novel is suddenly the hottest thing in the Classics world, god knows why. I really think they're god awful.
Damoetas wrote:Scribo wrote:The novel is suddenly the hottest thing in the Classics world, god knows why. I really think they're god awful.
I think things get suddenly popular in the Classics world for two reasons: 1) There's not a lot of new stuff left to research, so the best way to get a dissertation topic is to think of a new take on something old, and 2) You can analyze it without necessarily thinking it's good literature. There's usually stuff to say about its ideology, or construction of gender, or conceptions of ethnicity, or power relations, or evidence for material culture - whatever you can think of that hasn't been researched before!
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