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Daphis and Chloe


In the late second century A.D., the ancient Greek writer Longus wrote the story of two children Daphnis and Chloe abandoned with specific tokens and claimed to be the first romance novel. Lamon, a goatherd, discovers Daphnis, while Chloe is found by Dryas, a shepherd. Each decides to raise the found child as their own. Growing up together, the mischievous god of love, Eros, creates in them a sudden overpowering desire for one another and they fall in love but are naive about their feelings. Guided by a wise cowherd, they learn about love through a remedy of kissing. Despite facing challenges, including abduction attempts and perilous situations, they are eventually recognized by their birth parents. In the end, Daphnis and Chloe get married and lead a tranquil life in the countryside.

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