A Companion to Petronius

A Companion to Petronius

by Edward Courtney, E. Courtney
     
 

"This book provides an integrated exposition of the Satyricon as a whole. Starting with some basic background information, Professor Courtney surveys Petronius' novel sequentially, drawing out the leading themes and motifs of each episode. Thus links and patterns build up. A final chapter looks at the general characteristics of the work, high-lighting the abundant use… See more details below

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"This book provides an integrated exposition of the Satyricon as a whole. Starting with some basic background information, Professor Courtney surveys Petronius' novel sequentially, drawing out the leading themes and motifs of each episode. Thus links and patterns build up. A final chapter looks at the general characteristics of the work, high-lighting the abundant use of literary allusion and symbolism, and the treatment of sex." Throughout the book Petronius' work is related to the Greek novel as reconstruction from the later extant specimens suggests that it existed in his day. Latin and Greek quotations have been translated so that students of classical civilization and of comparative literature can benefit from this book as well as those of Latin literature and classics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199245949
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
02/06/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

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