Chaereas and Callirhoe  

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Callirhoe

Chaereas and Callirhoe by Chariton may be understood as the first historical novel; it was later imitated by Xenophon of Ephesus and Heliodorus of Emesa, among others.

Chariton's novel exists in only one (unreliable) manuscript, from the thirteenth century. It was not published until the eighteenth century, and remained dismissed until the twentieth. It nevertheless gives insight into the development of ancient prose fiction.

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Other ancient Greek novelists:




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