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The Satyricon

Petronius
Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by P. G. Walsh

March 2009

ISBN: 9780199539215

272 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

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Oxford World's Classics

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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 the cities of the southern Mediterranean encountering en route type-figures the author wickedly satirizes. This lively translation captures the gaiety of the original, and is supplemented by extensive notes.

About the Author(s)

Petronius

Translated and edited with an introduction and notes by P. G. Walsh, Emeritus Professor of Humanity, University of Glasgow

Reviews

"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