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Jonathan Prag is a University Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow of Merton College. His main areas of research are Hellenistic and Republican Sicily, and the Roman Republic. He has edited a volume (Sicilia nutrix plebis Romanae) on Cicero's Verrines, and is currently co-editing a volume on The Hellenistic West and writing a book on the non-Italian soldiers of the Roman Republican army.
Ian Repath is Lecturer in Classics at Swansea University. His principal research interests are Greek and Latin prose fiction, and literary aspects of Plato. He is the author of the forthcoming article, Plato in Petronius: Petronius in platanona, and co-editor (with John Morgan) of Where the Truth Lies: Fiction and Metafiction in Ancient Narrative. He is a founding member of KYKNOS, the Swansea, Lampeter, and Exeter Centre for Research in Ancient Narrative Literatures.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
List of Contributors x
Preface and Acknowledgments xiii
Jonathan Prag and Ian Repath 1
1 Reading the Satyrica
Niall W. Slater 16
2 Petronius and Greek Literature
J. R. Morgan 32
3 Petronius and the Roman Literary Tradition
Costas Panayotakis 48
4 Letting the Page Run On
Poetics, Rhetoric, and Noise in the Satyrica
Victoria Rimell 65
5 Sex in the Satyrica
Outlaws in Literatureland
Amy Richlin 82
6 The Satyrica and Neronian Culture
Caroline Vout 101
7 Freedmen in the Satyrica
Jean Andreau 114
8 A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Market
Reading Petronius to Write Economic History
Koenraad Verboven 125
9 At Home with the Dead
Roman Funeral Traditions and Trimalchio's Tomb
Valerie M. Hope 140
10 Freedmen's Cribs
Domestic Vulgarity on the Bay of Naples
Shelley Hales 161
11 Petronius's Satyrica and the Novel in English
Stephen Harrison 181
Petronius and Film
Joanna Paul 198
Index locorum 234
General Index 244