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Satyricon,9780872205109

Satyricon

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 3/1/2000
Publisher(s): Hackett Pub Co Inc
Availability: This title is currently not available.

Summary

This new Satyricon features not only a lively, new, annotated translation of the text, but also fresh, and accessible commentaries that discuss Petronius' masterpiece in terms of such topics as the identity of Petronius, the transmission of his manuscript, literary influences on the Satyricon, and the distinctive literary form of this work -- as well as such hallmarks of Roman life as oratory, sexual practices, households, dinner parties, religion, and philosophy. It offers, in short, a remarkably informative and engaging account of major aspects of Imperial Roman culture as seen through the prism of our first extant novel.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Map: The World of the Satyricon
x
Satyricon 1(128)
Introducing Encolpius, Ascyltos, and Giton
1(10)
Quartilla's Orgy
11(7)
Trimalchio's Dinner Party
18(43)
Eumolpus
61(18)
The Ship of Lichas
79(15)
Croton
94(35)
Commentaries 129(62)
Who Was Petronius Anyway?
129(4)
What Happened to the Text of the Satyricon?
133(6)
Roman Oratory
139(5)
Ancient Views on Sexuality
144(6)
The Roman Household
150(13)
Roman Dinner Parties
163(5)
Roman Religion
168(5)
Some Literary Influences on the Satyricon
173(7)
Poetry, Prose, and the Satyricon
180(5)
Roman Philosophy in the Satyricon
185(6)
Selected Bibliography 191

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