The Satyrica is a thrilling piece of literature and rare example of the Roman novel, credited to Titus Petronius. It is as modern today as in the time when it was written under the Roman emperor Nero. This is the first comprehensive commentary on the whole of Petronius' Satyrica, and an attempt to unify and comprehend, as much as possible, the fragmentary text by looking carefully at the bits and pieces which have survived. The Satyrica's unique nature as a historical document from the ancient world has meant that it has been studied vigorously by social historians; it provides rare insights into the lives of ordinary Roman people, such as the narrative about Trimalchio the Roman businessman, as well as documenting the evolution of Latin into the various Romance languages as we know them today. Petronius puts into the mouth of each of his characters a distinctive and socially defining level of Latin, so that the world of the Satyrica is populated not by characters who speak a kind of Latin which made Latin a dead language, but by flesh and blood people who have made Latin live until today.
Schmeling's commentary offers readers a comprehensive analysis of this historically important text through philological, linguistic, historical, and narratological discussions, while highlighting past doubts on Petronius' authorship of the Satyrica.
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This long-awaited commentary, as a result of forty years lasting investigation and love, will be a fundamental point of reference for any classical scholar and student who is going to seriously approach the study of the Satyrica. ( Giulio Vannini, Journal of Roman Studies)
[This book] is the fat fruit of an academic lifetime of attention to every detail of Petronius's fragmented masterpiece. ( Graham Robb. Times Literary Supplement)
Recommended as a Book of the Year ( Graham Robb, Times Literary Supplement)
A monumental achievement. ( Brent Shaw, Andrew Fleming West Professor in Classics, Princeton University)
Schmeling ... supplies a commentary of superlative learning and wit. ( CHOICE)
Gareth Schmeling has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society, and has won the Rome Prize in Classics. He has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Colorado, Johns Hopkins University, and spent most of his career at the University of Florida. He has authored books on the Greek and Roman novels, with a special focus on Petronius.
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Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Oxford University Press, 2011. 736p. Hardback. This long-awaited commentary, as a result of forty years lasting investigation and love, will be a fundamental point of reference for any classical scholar and student who is going to seriously approach the study of the Satyrica. Giulio Vannini, Journal of Roman Studies 28/08/14 (Publisher's information). Condition: New Print on Demand. Printed on Demand. Codice libro della libreria 40060
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0199567719
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0199567719
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110199567719
Descrizione libro Oxford Univ Pr, 2011. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 736 pages. 9.00x6.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0199567719