Longus is the presumed author of the ancient Greek novel 'Daphnis and Chloe'. Very little is known about his life, including his exact identity and the time he lived. The novel is a pastoral romance that tells the story of two young lovers, Daphnis and Chloe, who are raised by shepherds and eventually discover their true aristocratic origins. It is one of the earliest examples of the romance genre and has been influential in later literature.
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"Daphnis and Chloe" is a classic pastoral romance that tells the story of two young people, Daphnis and Chloe, who grow up together on the same farm in ancient Greece. Despite their humble beginnings as foundlings, they fall in love as they mature, but are initially too naive to understand their feelings. The narrative follows their journey towards understanding and expressing their love for each other, amidst various comedic and dramatic obstacles, including pirates, rival suitors, and the revelation of their true noble parentage.