Companion to Petronius by Edward Courtney
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Companion to Petronius
By Edward Courtney

A Companion to Petronius

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Companion to Petronius by Edward Courtney

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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199245949
ISBN-10: 0199245940
Format: Paperback
(217mm x 139mm x 14mm)
Pages: 250
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Companion to Petronius by Edward Courtney Companion to Petronius, Hardback (December 2001)

Edward Courtney presents an overall interpretation of Petronius' Satyrica, beginning with basic background information, then surveying each episode in order that leading themes emerge. Finally he gives an overview of Petronius' use of literary allusion and symbolism, and of his treatment of sex.

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Author Biography - Edward Courtney

Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, University of Virginia

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