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The Ancient Greeks Wrote Novels?!
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With classics scholar Aaron Horton


The ancient Greeks wrote novels? You betcha, and they're anything but tame. In this rather unusual episode of The Writing Show, classics scholar Aaron Horton discusses the most influential of them: Aethiopica by Heliodorus, which influenced Shakespeare and Cervantes, among others.

Aaron Horton is a graduate student of Ancient History and Classical Studies at the University of Wales, Lampeter. He graduated from Liberty University in 2007 with a B.A. in History and a concentration in Koine Greek. He is a member of the Archaeological Institute of America and is also an amateur writer. Aaron lives with his wife, Rachael, in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Interviewee: Aaron Horton
Host: Paula B.
Date: September 6, 2009
Running time: 34:41
File size: 17 megabytes
Rating: G

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