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Petronius: A Handbook

Petronius: A Handbook

by Jonathan R. W. Prag
     
 

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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

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

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118556634
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2012
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
File size:
4 MB

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"The editors have astutely chosen knowledgeable contributors capable of presenting complex material in an engaging manner to students and the educated public."
Gerald Sandy, Professor Emeritus of Classics, University of British Columbia

"This new handbook skillfully guides the reader through the literary and the real into the afterlife of Petronius's multifaceted masterpiece. The result is an unprecedented success in synthetic interpretation."
John Bodel, Brown University

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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