Talk:Milesian tale

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Cupid and Psyche[edit]

I don't think Cupid & Psyche is a Milesian tale. There are other stories in the Golden Ass that are much more Milesian. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.7.35.54 (talk) 17:05, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Though the idea of the Milesian tale served as a model for the episodic narratives strung together in Petronius' Satyricon and The Golden Ass of Lucius Apuleius (2nd century CE), neither Aristides' Greek text nor the Latin translation survived the centuries of literate disapproval of such disgraceful secular hijinks, written with verve and panache, essential elements of the style. quote

This a rather speculative statement, and considering the survival of various pagan and sexualy suggestive texts through Christian Byzantium, I would think the the more likely reason for the lack of survival of Aristides texts is that the diction was not that of the model Attic prefered for copy books. That is the most probable reason that that Menander was not preserver in the Greek scribal tradition. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rettkent (talkcontribs) 16:19, 8 July 2012 (UTC)