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Arbitri Nugae

Petronius’ Short Poems in the "Satyrica</I>

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Aldo Setaioli

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.

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Chapter XX - Oenothea’s Cottage (Petr. 135.8) 303

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Chapter XX Oenothea’s Cottage (Petr. 135.8)* 135.7 Mirabar equidem paupertatis ingenium singularumque rerum quasdam artes. 8 Non Indum fulgebat ebur, quod inhaeserat auro, nec iam calcato radiabat marmore terra muneribus delusa suis, sed crate saligna impositum Cereris vacuae nemus et nova terrae pocula, quae facili vilis rota finxerat actu. 5 Hinc mollis tiliae lacus et de caudice lento vimineae lances maculataque testa Lyaeo. At paries circa palea satiatus inani fortuitoque luto clavos numerabat agrestes, et viridi iunco gracilis pendebat harundo. 10 Praeterea quae fumoso suspensa tigillo conservabat opes humilis casa, mitia sorba inter odoratas pendebant texta coronas et thymbrae veteres et passis uva racemis: qualis in Actaea quondam fuit hospita terra 15 digna sacris Hecales, quam Musa loquentibus annis Battiadae veteris mirandam tradidit aevo. 135.8 L(=lrtp)O(=BRP) post 4 lacunam indicavit Bücheler 5 actu Puteol.: astu 6 mollis tiliae Pithoeus teste Tornaesio, Stowasser: molli stilla(e) lacus Scaliger: latus 8 at B: et 9 clavos Samb.: clavus 11 quas Dousa 12 sorba Scaliger: sorva B: servo 13-14 commutavit Bücheler Chapter XX 304 13 pendebant LB: pendebat RP post 14 lacunam indicavit Iunius 16 Hecale Pius: Hecates 17 Battiadae Pius: bac(c)hineas veteris Samb.: vatis Pius, Daniel: veteres mirandam nescioquis apud Goldast.: miranda Fuchs: miranti Terzaghi: mirando aevo: arte Fuchs: ore Courtney 1. This poem, containing the description of Oenothea’s hut, is one of the most problematic from the textual point of view. In the first place, some scholars believe it not to be complete. In...

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