Satyricon

Satyricon

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For this edition Professor Sullivan has updated his translation and his invaluable literary and historical introductions in the light of the latest research; he has also included all Petronius' surviving verse.

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For this edition Professor Sullivan has updated his translation and his invaluable literary and historical introductions in the light of the latest research; he has also included all Petronius' surviving verse.

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[Ruden] has caught, better than any translator known to me, both the conversational patterns of Petronian dialogue and the camera-sharp specificity and color of the Satyricon's descriptive passages. . . . A quite extraordinary achievement against heavy odds. --Peter Green, The Los Angeles Times Book Review

Relying on. . . her excellent knowledge of Latin, her lively feel for contemporary slang and rhythm, and her infectious love of the work, [Ruden] gives us the full Satyricon; she shows us a man making a comic masterpiece out of Neronian chaos. . . . Her book as a whole, breathing knowledge and affection, is a delight. --Donald Lyons, The New Criterion

This is a really useful volume which can readily be recommended as a set text to students. The ten commentaries at the end are judicious overviews of important topics connected with the work and the suggestions for further reading are up-to-date and intelligent. --Susanna Morton Braund, Yale University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840221107
Publisher:
Wordsworth Editions, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
World Literature Ser.
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.87(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Ruden, poet and essayist, received her Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard University.

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