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Companion to Petronius

ISBN-10: 0199245940
ISBN-13: 9780199245949
Edition: 2002
Authors: Edward Courtney
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Description: This is the first modern commentary on the Satyricon as a whole. Starting with some basic background information, Professor Courtney surveys Petronius' novel sequentially, drawing out the leading themes and motifs of each episode. Thus links and  More...

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Book details

List price: $69.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/6/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 250
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This is the first modern commentary on the Satyricon as a whole. Starting with some basic background information, Professor Courtney surveys Petronius' novel sequentially, drawing out the leading themes and motifs of each episode. Thus links and patterns build up. A final chapter looks at the general characteristics of the work, highlighting the abundant use of literary allusion and symbolism, and the treatment of sex. Throughout the book Petronius' work is related to the Greek novel as reconstruction from the later extant specimens suggests that it existed in his own day. Latin and Greek quotations have been translated so that students of classical civilization and of comparative literature can benefit from this book as well as those of Latin literature and classics.

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Introduction
The Author
Preliminaries
The Novel Genre as Background
The Employment of Verse
First-Person Narrative
The Identity of the Protagonists
The Lost Early Books
Characterization
Book XIV
1-5, Rhetoric
6-11, a Quarrel
12-15, the Stolen Cloak
16.1-26.6, Quartilla and an Orgy
The Feast of Trimalchio
26.7-31.11
32.1-36.8
37.1-41.8
41.9-46.8, Conuiuarum Sermones
47.1-65.2
65.3-78.8
Overview of the Cena
Eumolpus replaces Ascyltos
79-82, Another Quarrel
83-90, In the Picture-Gallery
91-99, In the Inn
The Voyage
The Odyssey and the Wrath of Priapus
100.1-110.5, Lichas and Tryphaena Encountered Again
110.6-112.8, the Widow of Ephesus
113-115, the Shipwreck
Croton
116-117, Laying the Plot for Legacy-Hunting
118, the Literary Theory of Eumolpus
119.1-124.1, the Bellum Ciuile
124.2-125.4, Resumption of Legacy-Hunting
126.1-139.4, Circe
139.5-141.11, Legacy-Hunting Again
Overall Aspects
Mens ingenti flumine litterarum inundata
Sex in Petronius
Symbolism in Petronius
Addenda
Index

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