Daphnis and Chloë


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Longus

Longus (lôngˈgəs), fl. 3d cent. A.D., Greek writer. The pastoral romance Daphnis and Chloë is attributed to him. Idyllic in nature, the poem tells the charming story of the love of a goatherd and a shepherdess. Daphnis and Chloë was widely popular in France and England in the 17th and 18th cent. and was the subject of a ballet by Ravel.
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Daphnis and Chloë

their idyll reconciles naïveté and sexual fulfillment. [Gk. Lit.: Magill I, 184]

Daphnis and Chloë

innocent though passionate love of two children. [Gk. Lit.: Daphnis and Chloë, Magill I, 184]
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