Ancient Narrative

As the name Ancient Narrative indicates, the areas of interest of the journal are: Greek, Roman, Jewish novelistic traditions, including novels proper, the "fringe", as well as the fragments; narrative texts of the Byzantine age, early Christian narrative texts - and the reception of these works in modern literature, film and music. Ancient Narrative is a peer reviewed open access journal, and makes no charge either to authors or to readers.

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Just published: The Alexander Romance: History and Literature


We have just published the 25th volume in the Ancient Narrative Supplements series:

The Alexander Romance: History and Literature
Ancient Narrative Supplement 25
Richard Stoneman, Krzysztof Nawotka & Agnieszka Wojciechowska (eds.)
ISBN-13: 9789492444714

See the Archives for more information and free parts of the book. The new supplement can be ordered directly from the publisher, Barkhuis,,, or from your bookseller.

Posted: 2018-10-10

Petronian Society Newsletter Volume 44 has appeared


Petronian Society Newsletter Volume 44 has appeared, see the Archives.

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Posted: 2018-10-08

Update Conference Announcement: Heliodorus in New Contexts


Conference Announcement

Heliodorus in New Contexts, St John’s College and Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, 12–13 December 2018

Registration is still open for the conference Heliodorus in New Contexts, to be held at St John’s College and the Faculty of Classics, Cambridge, 12th–13th December 2018:

Posted: 2018-05-07 More...

Novel Saints Conference in Ghent, 22-24 November 2018: Call for papers


Call for Papers

Novel Saints. Novel, Hagiography and Romance from the 4th to the 12th Century

International Conference organized at Ghent University by Flavia Ruani and Koen De Temmerman

Het Pand, Thursday 22nd - Saturday 24th November 2018

Posted: 2018-01-26 More...
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AN 15 Preliminary version

Table of Contents


Megan Hancock
Corinna Onelli
Warren S. Smith
Kirsten Ricquier
Leonardo Costantini
Artemis Brod