Petronius The Poet: Verse And Literary Tradition In The Satyricon by Catherine M. ConnorsPetronius The Poet: Verse And Literary Tradition In The Satyricon by Catherine M. Connors

Petronius The Poet: Verse And Literary Tradition In The Satyricon

byCatherine M. Connors

Paperback | January 29, 2007

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This book investigates the thirty short poems and two long ones that form part of Petronius' Satyricon, the oldest surviving work of prose fiction in the Western tradition. Unlike general studies of Petronius that do not consider the verse in much detail, and a recent commentary on the short poems that treats them in isolation, this book presents detailed close readings of these poems in their fictional and literary historical contexts. All Latin and Greek is translated.
Title:Petronius The Poet: Verse And Literary Tradition In The SatyriconFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.43 inPublished:January 29, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521030897

ISBN - 13:9780521030892

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Table of Contents

Prefatory note; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction: verse and genre in Petronian criticism; 1. Refashioning the epic past; 2. In the frame: context and continuity in the short poems; 3. Troy retaken: repetition and re-enactment in the Troiae Halosis; 4. The Bellum Civile; Epilogue; Bibliography; Index of passages discussed; Index of subjects.

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"This is a useful study...students will profit from reading some modern translations of these poems.... Upper-division undergraduates; graduate students; researchers; faculty." Choice