Plot summary | Daphnis and Chloe Wikipedia | GradeSaverIt is set on the Greek isle of Lesbos , where scholars assume the author to have lived. Its style is rhetorical and pastoral ; its shepherds and shepherdesses are wholly conventional, but the author imparts human interest to this idealized world. Daphnis and Chloe resembles a modern novel more than does its chief rival among Greek erotic romances, the Aethiopica of Heliodorus , which is remarkable more for its plot than for its characterization. Daphnis and Chloe is the story of a boy Daphnis and a girl Chloe , each of whom is exposed at birth along with some identifying tokens. A goatherd named Lamon discovers Daphnis, and a shepherd called Dryas finds Chloe. Each decides to raise the child he finds as his own.
Daphnis and Chloe (Thornley translation)/Book 1
Daphnis and Chloe. A Novel by Longus. I was hunting on the island of Lesbos when I saw the most beautiful sight I have ever seen in the grove of the Nymphs. It was a story about Eros. The grove was a beautiful place, abounding in trees and flowers.
And he describes it in four Books.
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