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    1887 - 1985

    Painting as Poetry



    Part I

    "Painting as Poetry"

    Part II

    Daphnis and Chloe

    Drawings for the Bible


    Other Paintings

    Part III




    "The Pastorals, or the

    Loves of Daphnis and Chloe"

     illustrations by

    Marc Chagall



    flourished 3rd century AD

    Greek writer, author of Daphnis and Chloe, the first pastoral prose romance (see pastoral literature) and one of the most popular of the Greek erotic romances.

    The story concerns Daphnis and Chloe, two foundlings brought up by shepherds in Lesbos, who gradually fall in love and finally marry. The author is less concerned with the complications of plot, however, than with describing the way that love developed between his hero and heroine, from their first naïve and confused feelings of childhood to full sexual maturity. Longus' penetrating psychological analysis contrasts strongly with the inept characterization of other Greek romances. His stylized descriptions of gardens and landscapes and the alternating of the seasons show a notable feeling for nature. The general tone of his romance is dictated by the quality prescribed by ancient critics for the bucolic genre—glykytes, a “sweetening” of the pastoral life.



    Daphnis and Chloe: Frontispiece


    Lamon Discovers Daphnis


    Dryas Discovers Chloe


    Lamon's and Dryas's Dream


    The Wolf Pit


    Daphnis and Chloe beside the Fountain


    Springtime in the Meadow


    Chloe's Judgement


    Chloe's Kiss


    Dorcon's Strategy


    Noon, in Summer


    Death of Dorcon


    The Little Swallow


    The Nymph's Cave


    The Wine Harvest


    Philetas's Lesson


    The Young Methymneans


    Daphnis' Dream and the Nymphs


    Philetas's Orchard


    Chloe is Carried Off by the Methymneans


    Captain Bryaxis's Dream

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