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Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete

Ed. by Fournet, Jean-Luc / Kramer, Bärbel / Maehler, Herwig / McGing, Brian / Poethke, Günter / Reiter, Fabian / Richter, Tonio Sebastian

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Volume 65, Issue 1


The Ninus Romance: New Textual and Contextual Studies

María Paz López Martínez
  • Departamento de Prehistoria, Arqueología, Historia Antigua, Filología Griega y Filología Latina, Universidad de Alicante, Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n, D.P. 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante, Spain
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Published Online: 2019-10-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apf-2019-0002


A new scenario is proposed regarding the origin of the Ninus: the text may have been written in Parthia halfway through the 1st century BC. This article offers a proposal for the plot of the first part of this work, and speculation on whether the motifs of the Ninus have left their mark on Persian literature. The existence of another Greek lost novel, where the main character would be Semiramis, is suggested.

Keywords: The Greek novel; Ninus; Semiramis; Parthia

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Published Online: 2019-10-08

Published in Print: 2019-06-01

Citation Information: Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, Volume 65, Issue 1, Pages 20–44, ISSN (Online) 1867-1551, ISSN (Print) 0066-6459, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/apf-2019-0002.

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