Daphnis and Chloe by Longus

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Longus s "Daphnis and Chloe" (second or early third century CE), in which an idealized pastoral environment provides the setting as a boy and girl discover their sexuality, is one of the great works of world literature. Xenophon s "Anthia and Habrocomes" (first century CE) is perhaps the earliest extant novel.

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The 796th greatest fiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  2. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)

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