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Petronius: A Handbook

Petronius: A Handbook

Jonathan R. W. Prag (Editor), Ian D. Repath (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-55663-4

Dec 2012, Wiley-Blackwell

272 pages

$36.99

Description

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

List of Illustrations ix

List of Contributors x

Preface and Acknowledgments xiii

Abbreviations xiv

Introduction
Jonathan Prag and Ian Repath 1

Map 15

1 Reading the Satyrica
Niall W. Slater 16

2 Petronius and Greek Literature
J. R. Morgan 32

3 Petronius and the Roman Literary Tradition
Costas Panayotakis 48

4 Letting the Page Run On
Poetics, Rhetoric, and Noise in the Satyrica
Victoria Rimell 65

5 Sex in the Satyrica
Outlaws in Literatureland
Amy Richlin 82

6 The Satyrica and Neronian Culture
Caroline Vout 101

7 Freedmen in the Satyrica
Jean Andreau 114

8 A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Market
Reading Petronius to Write Economic History
Koenraad Verboven 125

9 At Home with the Dead
Roman Funeral Traditions and Trimalchio's Tomb
Valerie M. Hope 140

10 Freedmen's Cribs
Domestic Vulgarity on the Bay of Naples
Shelley Hales 161

11 Petronius's Satyrica and the Novel in English
Stephen Harrison 181

12 Fellini-Satyricon
Petronius and Film
Joanna Paul 198

Bibliography 218

Index locorum 234

General Index 244

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

 

  • 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