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The Satyricon By Petronius Arbiter

The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter

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"The Satyricon", a work of fiction from the ancient world, recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literature scholars wandering through the cities of the southern Mediterranean. The introduction provides an account of the plot, interpretations and the later history of its influence.

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The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter

`The language is refined, the smile not grave, My honest tongue recounts how men behave.' "The Satyricon" is a celebrated work of fiction from the ancient world. It may be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre, and recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literature scholars as they wander through the cities of the southern Mediterranean. En route they encounter type-figures the author wickedly satirizes - a teacher in higher education, a libidinous priest, a vulgar freedman turned millionaire, a manic poet, a superstitious sea-captain and a femme fatale. This translation by P.G. Walsh, aims to capture the gaiety of the original, and is further enhanced by an introduction giving an account of the plot, the various scholarly interpretations and the later history of its literary influence. There are also extensive notes which serve to illuminate the reading of a text. The book is intended for classical studies and comparative Literature.

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GOR006310833
9780192833051
0192833057
The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1997-07-31
266
N/A
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