Chariton of Aphrodisias’ ‘Callirhoe’

A Critical Edition

32,00 € *

1. Edition, 2020
185 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-6615-5
Product: Book
Edition: Softcover
Subject: Klassische Philologie
Series: Antike Texte, Volume No.: 2
Available: 12.03.2020

Keywords: Textkritik, Altgriechisch, Textgeschichte, Textedition, 1. Jahrhundert, 2. Jahrhundert, kritische Edition, Chariton, Aphrodisiensis, Chariton von Aphrodisias, Chariton of Aphrodisias, Callirhoe, altgriechische Literatur

Chariton of Aphrodisias’ ‘Callirhoe’ is the first Greek novel transmitted to us in its entirety, thanks to a manuscript, codex Florentinus Laurentianus Conv. Soppr. 627 (F), dated to the end of the 13th century. Three papyri (ca. 200 AD) and the so-called Codex Thebanus (7th century), which is now not extant, are witnesses to brief passages of the text. A comparison of the text transmitted by F and the papyri with the text of the Thebanus shows significant divergences, which cannot always be explained away as ordinary copyist mistakes.

These divergences are collected in the critical apparatus of this new edition, together with the numerous conjectures made by scholars. A succinct and full introduction offers the keys to Chariton’s language and text. In sum, this critical edition takes account of the more recent developments in the research on Chariton’s text and serves as reference text for the accompanying commentary on this novel by M. Baumbach and M. Sanz Morales.

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Daniel Jolowicz in: Exemplaria Classica, Vol. 25 (2021), 399-402

Consuelo Ruiz-Montero in: Cuadernos de Filologia Clásica, 32 (2022), 479-481, DOI:

in: New Testament Abstracts, 65/2 (2021), 332

John R. Morgan in: The Classical Review, 71.1 (2021), 74-76

William M. Owens in: Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 2021.01.12, URL: