Petronius: A Handbook

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Jonathan R. W. Prag, Ian D. Repath
Wiley, Feb 11, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
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Petronius: A Handbook unravels the mysteries of the Satyrica, one of the greatest literary works that antiquity has bequeathed to the modern world.

  • Includes a dozen original essays by a team of leading Petronius and Roman history scholars
  • Features the first multi-dimensional approach to Satyricon studies by exploring the novel's literary structure, social and historic contexts, and modern reception
  • Supplemented by illustrations, plot outline, glossary, map, bibliography, and suggestions for further reading

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About the author (2009)

Jonathan Prag is a University Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow of Merton College. His main areas of research are Hellenistic and Republican Sicily, and the Roman Republic. He has edited a volume (Sicilia nutrix plebis Romanae) on Cicero's Verrines, and is currently co-editing a volume on The Hellenistic West and writing a book on the non-Italian soldiers of the Roman Republican army.

Ian Repath is Lecturer in Classics at Swansea University. His principal research interests are Greek and Latin prose fiction, and literary aspects of Plato. He is the author of the forthcoming article, Plato in Petronius: Petronius in platanona, and co-editor (with John Morgan) of Where the Truth Lies: Fiction and Metafiction in Ancient Narrative. He is a founding member of KYKNOS, the Swansea, Lampeter, and Exeter Centre for Research in Ancient Narrative Literatures.

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