(383 words)

AD 200;

Greek novelist.


The romantic novel of Daphnis and Chloe is extant under the name of Longus, who is otherwise unidentifiable.


Thanks to its translation into various vernacular languages, particularly the French translation by J. Amyot, this novel greatly influenced the development of the early modern pastoral n…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Longus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0131>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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