Edward Courtney A Companion to Petronius

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A Companion to Petronius

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This is the first modern commentary on Petronius' Satyrica. It begins with basic background information, then surveys each episode in order that leading themes emerge. Finally, it gives an overview of Petronius' use of literary allusion and symbolism, and of his treatment of sex. All Latin and Greek quotations have been translated so that this volume may benefit both students of classical and comparative literature.

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Gildersleeve Professor of Classics, University of Virginia

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Courtney has made a number of discoveries that future studies will find tremendously useful. His observations on those Satyrica passages where Homer's Odyssey shines through deserve particular mention. * Journal of Roman Studies * A work which exhibits characteristic clarity. * Greece & Rome * Edward Courtney's A Companion to Petronius fills a significant niche in Petronian studies, offering a concise, readable introduction to the Satyricon which covers major critical issues such as the identity of the author, genre, parody, first-person narrative, symbolism, and the combination of prose and verse, together with a sequential, commentary-style description and discussion of the entire text ... It will be a valuable study and teaching aid. * Hermathena: A Trinity College Dublin Review *

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Book Description Book Condition: New. Oxford University Press, 2001. 252p. Hardback. Edward Courtney's A Companion to Petronius fills a significant niche in Petronian studies, offering a concise, readable introduction to the Satyricon which covers major critical issues such as the identity of the author, genre, parody, first-person narrative, symbolism, and the combination of prose and verse, together with a sequential, commentary-style description and discussion of the entire text . It will be a valuable study and teaching aid. Hermathena: A Trinity College Dublin Review 06/04/2004 (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Bookseller Inventory # 37680

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