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The Satyricon

Author: Petronius Arbiter.; P G Walsh
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Satyricon is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. The father of the picaresque genre, it recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through southern Mediterranean cities.
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Genre/Form: Satire
Fiction
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Named Person: Petronius, Arbiter
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Petronius Arbiter.; P G Walsh
ISBN: 0192839527 9780192839527 9780199539215 0199539219
OCLC Number: 42394963
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1997. (World's classics).
Description: liii, 212 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press)
Other Titles: Satyricon.
Responsibility: Petronius ; translated with an introduction and notes by P.G. Walsh.

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Recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literature scholars as they wander through the cities of the southern Mediterranean. En route they encounter type-figures the author satirizes including a  Read more...

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P. G. Walsh's translation appears more learned, as one might expect from a scholar who has spent a long career studying ancient fiction. Its preface is masterful. * TLS *

 
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