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By Chariton

Chariton's Callirhoe, subtitled "Love tale in Syracuse," is the oldest extant novel. it's a fast moving old romance with ageless attraction.

Chariton narrates the adventures of a really appealing younger bride named Callirhoe, starting along with her abduction through pirates--adventures that take her so far as the court docket of the Persian king Artaxerxes and contain shipwrecks, numerous ardent suitors, an embarrassing being pregnant, the risks of warfare, and a contented finishing. lively discussion captures dramatic events, and the novelist takes us on picturesque travels. His ability makes us enthralled spectators of plots and counterplots, at trials and a crucifixion, within a harem, one of the admiring crowd at weddings, and at battles on land and sea.

This enthralling story is the following made to be had for the 1st time in an English translation dealing with the Greek textual content. In his creation G. P. Goold establishes the book's date within the first century CE and relates it to different historical fiction.

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