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Arbitri Nugae

Petronius’ Short Poems in the "Satyrica"

by Aldo Setaioli (Author)
Monographs VI, 433 Pages
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Summary

This book aims to provide a comprehensive inquiry into the short metrical intermezzos inserted in the prose narrative of Petronius’ Satyrica. The text of each poem has been thoroughly investigated; in addition, special attention has been devoted to their function in the context and to the aspects connecting Petronius with the literature and culture of his time. Numerous contacts with other ancient authors have been pointed out to illustrate Petronius’ attitude to the cultural and literary heritage on the one hand, and the character of his own work on the other.

Details

Pages
VI, 433
ISBN (eBook)
9783653007084
ISBN (Book)
9783631605837
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (May)
Tags
poesie short poems aims of Petronius' work
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2011. VI, 433 pp.

Biographical notes

Aldo Setaioli (Author)

Aldo Setaioli is professor emeritus of Latin Language and Literature at the University of Perugia (Italy). He has published widely in the area of Latin literature, never losing sight of Greek antecedents and devoting special attention to such authors as Seneca, Virgil and his commentators, Horace, Petronius, and several others, as well as to afterlife beliefs in the Greek and Roman world down to late antiquity.

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