Petronius the Poet: Verse and Literary Tradition in the Satyricon

Petronius the Poet: Verse and Literary Tradition in the Satyricon

by Catherine M. Connors
     
 

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This book investigates the thirty short poems and two long ones that form part of Petronius' Satyricon, the oldest surviving work of prose fiction in the Western tradition. Unlike general studies of Petronius that do not consider the verse in much detail, and a recent commentary on the short poems that treats them in isolation, this book presents detailed close…  See more details below

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This book investigates the thirty short poems and two long ones that form part of Petronius' Satyricon, the oldest surviving work of prose fiction in the Western tradition. Unlike general studies of Petronius that do not consider the verse in much detail, and a recent commentary on the short poems that treats them in isolation, this book presents detailed close readings of these poems in their fictional and literary historical contexts. All Latin and Greek is translated.

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"This is a useful study...students will profit from reading some modern translations of these poems.... Upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; researchers; faculty." Choice

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ISBN-13:
9780521030892
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

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