Satyricon / Edition 1

Satyricon / Edition 1

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by Petronius
     
 

ISBN-10: 087220510X

ISBN-13: 9780872205109

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

"The Satyricon" is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. It can be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre. It recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cites of the southern Mediterranean, encountering en route type-figures whom the author wishes to…  See more details below

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"The Satyricon" is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. It can be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre. It recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cites of the southern Mediterranean, encountering en route type-figures whom the author wishes to satirize—a teacher in higher education, a libidinous priest, a vulgar freedman turned millionaire, a manic poet, a superstitious sea-captain, a femme fatale. The novel has fascinated the literary world of Europe ever since, evoking praise for its elegant and hilarious description of the underside of Roman society, but also condemnation for some of its lubricous subjects; it also formed the subject of Fellini's controversial film. This new translation captures the gaiety of the original, whilst the introduction and detailed notes will provide serious students with a comprehensive and useful guide to the purposes of the novel.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872205109
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
193
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Map: The World of the Satyricon
Satyricon1
Pt. 1Introducing Encolpius, Ascyltos, and Giton1
Pt. 2Quartilla's Orgy11
Pt. 3Trimalchio's Dinner Party18
Pt. 4Eumolpus61
Pt. 5The Ship of Lichas79
Pt. 6Croton94
Commentaries129
1Who Was Petronius Anyway?129
2What Happened to the Text of the Satyricon?133
3Roman Oratory139
4Ancient Views on Sexuality144
5The Roman Household150
6Roman Dinner Parties163
7Roman Religion168
8Some Literary Influences on the Satyricon173
9Poetry, Prose, and the Satyricon180
10Roman Philosophy in the Satyricon185
Selected Bibliography191

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