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Achilles Tatius

A native of Alexandria, commonly assigned to the second or third century A.D., but probably much later. He is author of the novel entitled “The Loves of Leucippé and Clitophon” (Τὰ κατὰ Λευκίππην καὶ Κλειτοφῶντα), an interesting and graceful production, though marred by much licentiousness of phrase and allusion. Few works have been so often imitated. A good edition is that by Jacobs (Leipzig, 1821); and the text with a Latin version is given in the Erotici Scriptores of the Didot collection edited by Hirschig (Paris, 1856). Eng. trans. by Smith (London, 1855). See Novels and Romances.

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