Daphnis and Chloe

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Daphnis and Chloe is one of the earliest romantic novels known. It describes how two naive children of rural herders grew up as lovers and overcame severe obstacles to achieve a happy married life in the country. The original manuscript was by a Greek Sophist, Longus (circa 300 A.D.). A French version by Jacques Amyot (1513-1593) appeared in 1559 and in 1810, Paul Louis Courier (1772-1825) found the original manuscript in a Florence, Italy, library and republished it.[1]


  1. Percy L. Greaves, Jr. "Mises Made Easier ", 1974. Referenced 2014-07-01.