''Daphnis and Chloe'' by [[Jean-Pierre Cortot Longos}}

Longus, sometimes Longos (), was the author of an ancient Greek novel or romance, ''Daphnis and Chloe''. Nothing is known of his life; it is assumed that he lived on the isle of Lesbos (setting for ''Daphnis and Chloe'') during the 2nd century AD.

It has been suggested that the name Longus is merely a misinterpretation of the first word of ''Daphnis and Chloe'''s title ''Λεσβιακῶν ἐρωτικῶν λόγοι'' ("story of a Lesbian romance", "Lesbian" for "from Lesbos island") in the Florentine manuscript; EE Seiler observes that the best manuscript begins and ends with ''λόγου'' (not ''λόγγου'') ''ποιμενικῶν''.

If his name was really Longus, he was possibly a freedman of some Roman family which bore that name as a cognomen. Provided by Wikipedia
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Participants: Longus, [ VerfasserIn, VerfasserIn ]; Reeve, Michael D., [ HerausgeberIn, HerausgeberIn ]
Published: [2013]
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