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Author Connors, Catherine (Catherine Marie)

Title Petronius the poet : verse and literary tradition in the Satyricon / Catherine Connors.

Published Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998.

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 UniM Bail High Use  873.01 PETRONI/ CONN  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 166 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-161) and indexes.
Contents Introduction: Verse and genre in Petronian criticism -- 1. Refashioning the epic past. The wrath of Priapus. The Sibyl and the labyrinth. '...sic notus Ulixes?': recognitions of Odysseus. Reflections of Circe. Oenothea. The parrot and the swan -- 2. In the frame: context and continuity in the short poems. Trimalchio's poetic performances. Eumolpus' minor verse. Encolpius poeta. fortuna, naufragium, arbitrium -- 3. Troy retaken: repetition and re-enactment in the Troiae Halosis. Troy destroyed. Troy translated -- 4. The Bellum Civile. Epic and novel. Global perspectives. Consuming the world. Weighty problems. Divine machinery. Phlegraean stories. Itineraries. Boundaries. Shipwreck.
Summary An investigation of the thirty short poems and two long ones which form part of Petronius??? Satyricon.
Subject Petronius Arbiter. Satyricon.
Petronius Arbiter -- Poetic works.
Verse satire, Latin -- History and criticism.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Rome -- In literature.
ISBN 0521592313 (hardback)