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The Satyricon
by Petronius and P. G. Walsh


Overview - The Satyricon is the most celebrated prose work to have survived from the ancient world. It can be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre. It recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cities of the southern Mediterranean in the age of Nero, encountering en route type-figures whom the author wishes to satirize.  Read more...

 
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Overview
The Satyricon is the most celebrated prose work to have survived from the ancient world. It can be described as the first realistic novel, the father of the picaresque genre. It recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through the cities of the southern Mediterranean in the age of Nero, encountering en route type-figures whom the author wishes to satirize. P.G. Walsh captures the spirit of the original in this new and lively translation. His introduction and detailed notes provide the reader with a comprehensive guide to the meanings and intentions of the story and the later history of its literary influence.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780199539215
  • ISBN-10: 0199539219
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 212
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds

Series: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

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