Petronius: A Handbook

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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 ...
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Overview

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
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"Each chapter includes useful discussion of further readings." (CHOICE, September 2009)

 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118451373
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/14/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jonathan Prag is a University Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow of Merton College. His main areas of research are Hellenistic and Republican Sicily, and the Roman Republic. He has edited a volume (Sicilia nutrix plebis Romanae) on Cicero's Verrines, and is currently co-editing a volume on The Hellenistic West and writing a book on the non-Italian soldiers of the Roman Republican army.

Ian Repath is Lecturer in Classics at Swansea University. His principal research interests are Greek and Latin prose fiction, and literary aspects of Plato. He is the author of the forthcoming article, Plato in Petronius: Petronius in platanona, and co-editor (with John Morgan) of Where the Truth Lies: Fiction and Metafiction in Ancient Narrative. He is a founding member of KYKNOS, the Swansea, Lampeter, and Exeter Centre for Research in Ancient Narrative Literatures.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Introduction Jonathan Prag Prag, Jonathan Ian Repath Repath, Ian

Map

1 Reading the Satyrica Niall W. Slater Slater, Niall W.

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

3 Petronius and the Roman Literary Tradition Costas Panayotakis Panayotakis, Costas

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

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

6 The Satyrica and Neronian Culture Caroline Vout Vout, Caroline

7 Freedmen in the Satyrica Jean Andreau Andreau, Jean

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

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

10 Freedmen's Cribs: Domestic Vulgarity on the Bay of Naples Shelley Hales Hales, Shelley

11 Petronius's Satyrica and the Novel in English Stephen Harrison Harrison, Stephen

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

Bibliography

Index locorum

General Index

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