Chariton Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Balot, Ryan K. “Foucault, Chariton, and the Masculine Self.” Helios 25, no. 2 (1998): 139-62.

Analyzes Chariton's presentation of male characters and masculine virtue.

Blake, Warren E. “Modal Uses in Chariton.” American Journal of Philology 57, no. 1 (January 1936): 10-23.

Grammatical analysis of Chariton's use of four verb forms: the subjunctive, the optative, the imperative, and the infinitive.

Hägg, Tomas. “Chariton.” In Narrative Technique in Ancient Greek Romances: Studies of Chariton, Xenophon Ephesius, and Achilles Tatius, pp. 26-49. Stockholm, Sweden: Svenska Institutet i Athen, 1971.

Examines Chariton's uses of fictional and narrative time in his novel and the impact of these on its tempo.

———. “The Ideal Greek Novel.” In the Novel in Antiquity, pp. 5–17. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1983.

Examines Chariton's interests in classicism; in the psychology of his characters; and in speech-making, monologues, and dialogues.

Helms, J. “Consistency under External Forces.” In Character Portrayal in the Romance of Chariton, pp. 134-62. The Hague, Netherlands: Mouton & Co., 1966.

Contends that Chariton attributed the behavior of his characters not simply to the influence of the gods, but also to causation and moral choice.

Lara, Carlos Hernandez. “Rhetorical Aspects of Chariton of Aphrodisias.” Giornale Italiano di Filologia 42, no. 2 (November 1990): 267-74.

Stylistic analysis of Chariton's novel that focuses on his use of rhetorical figures, rhythmical clausulae, and atticisms.

Luginbill, Robert D. “Chariton's Use of Thucydides's History in Introducing the Egyptian Revolt (Chaireas and Callirhoe 6.8).” Mnemosyne 53, no. 1 (February 2000): 1-11.

Demonstrates Chariton's use of Thucydides in both his choice of words and his psychological study of the effects of revolt.

MacAlister, Suzanne. “A Response to Uncertainty.” In Dreams and Suicides: The Greek Novel from Antiquity to the Byzantine Empire, pp. 19-52. London: Routledge, 1996.

Examines the risk-taking of Chariton's characters and posits underlying meanings for their behavior.

O'Sullivan, James N. “Xenophon and Chariton.” In Xenophon of Ephesus: His Compositional Technique and the Birth of the Novel, pp. 145-70. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1995.

Compares passages in Xenophon and Chariton and concludes that Xenophon predated and influenced Chariton.

Schwartz, Saundra. “Callirhoe's Choice: Biological vs Legal Paternity.” Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 40, no. 1 (spring 1999): 23-52.

Examines several theses concerning why Callirhoe gives up her child and rejects all but the legal explanation, which holds that her action was the only one allowable under Roman law.

Van Der Horst, P. W. “Chariton and the New Testament: A Contribution to the Corpus Hellenisticum.” Novum Testamentum 25, no. 4 (October 1983): 348-55.

Identifies parallels between Chariton's novel and the New Testament.