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Description - Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780872205116
ISBN-10: 0872205118
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co, Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Petronius Arbiter

Petronius; Translated by Sarah Ruden

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