Petronius: A Handbook / Edition 1

Petronius: A Handbook / Edition 1

by Jonathan Prag, J. R. W. Prag
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405156872

ISBN-13: 9781405156875

Pub. Date: 02/24/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world.

  • Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars
  • Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the

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Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world.

  • Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars
  • Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the novel's literary structure, social and historic contexts, and modern reception
  • Supplemented by illustrations, plot outline, glossary, map, bibliography, and suggestions for further reading

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405156875
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

List of Contributors.

Preface and Acknowledgments.

Abbreviations.

Introduction: Jonathan Prag and Ian Repath.

Map.

1. Reading the Satyrica: Niall W. Slater.

2. Petronius and Greek Literature: J. R. Morgan.

3. Petronius and the Roman Literary Tradition: Costas Panayotakis.

4. Letting the Page Run On: Poetics, Rhetoric, and Noise in the Satyrica: Victoria Rimell.

5. Sex in the Satyrica: Outlaws in Literatureland: Amy Richlin.

6. The Satyrica and Neronian Culture: Caroline Vout.

7. Freedmen in the Satyrica: Jean Andreau.

8. A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Market: Reading Petronius to Write Economic History: Koenraad Verboven.

9. At Home with the Dead: Roman Funeral Traditions and Trimalchio’s Tomb: Valerie M. Hope.

10. Freedmen’s Cribs: Domestic Vulgarity on the Bay of Naples: Shelley Hales.

11. Petronius’s Satyrica and the Novel in English: Stephen Harrison.

12. Fellini-Satyricon: Petronius and Film: Joanna Paul.

Bibliography.

Index locorum.

General Index

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