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CL311 Petronius' Satyricon
MW 2.30-3.50

Prof. Michael Arnush Ladd 209 x5462
marnush@skidmore.edu Hours: W 9.00 Th 8.30 F 10.30


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READINGS: Books on reserve in Scribner Library
 
  • Connors, C. Petronius the Poet: Verse and Literary Tradition in the Satyricon. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1998. RECALLED
  • Conte, G.B. The Hidden Author: An Interpretation of Petronius' Satyricon. Transl. E. Fantham. Berkeley: Univ. of California, 1996.
  • Edwards, C. The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Rome. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1993.
  • Elsner, J. and Masters, J. Reflections of Nero: Culture, History and Representation. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina, 1994.
  • Harrison, S.J., ed. Oxford Readings in the Roman Novel. Oxford: Oxford University, 1999. Articles include:
    • Harrison, S.J. "Introduction: Twentieth-Century Scholarship on the Roman Novel," pp. xi-xxxix.
    • Zeitlin, F.I. "Petronius as Paradox: Anarchy and Artistic Integrity," pp. 1-49.
    • Beck, R. "Some Observations on the Narrative Technique of Petronius," pp. 50-73.
    • Rosati, G. "Trimalchio on Stage," pp. 85-104.
    • Petersman, H. "Environment, Linguistic Situation, and Levels of Style in Petronius' Satyrica," pp. 105-123.
    • Barchiesi, A. "Traces of Greek Narrative and the Roman Novel: A Survey," pp. 124-141.
  • Scullard, H.H. From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68. London & NY: Routledge, 1988 repr.
  • Sullivan, J.P. Literature and Politics in the Age of Nero. Ithaca: Cornell University, 1985.
  • Walsh, P.G. The Roman Novel: The 'Satyricon' of Petronius and the 'Metamorphoses' of Apuleius. Cambridge: Cambridge University, 1970.
 
READINGS: photocopied articles and book chapters in the Classics Department
 
  • Adepoju, D. "The Realism of Petronius' Pictures of Roman Sexual Morality and Behaviour," Epistula Zimbabweana 30 (1996) 29-44.
  • Arrowsmith, W. "Luxury and Death in the Satyricon," Arion 5 (1966) 304-331.
  • Beck, R. "Some Observations on the Narrative Technique of Petronius," Phoenix 27 (1973) 42-61.
  • ________. "The Satyricon: Satire, Narrator, and Antecedents," MH 39 (1982) 206-214.
  • Bek, L. "Questiones Convivales: The Idea of the Triclinium and the Staging of Convivial Ceremony from Rome to Byzantium," Analecta Romana Instituti Danici 12 (1983) 81-107.
  • Berry, C.J. "Luxury and Politics of Need and Desire: The Roman Case," History of Political Thought 10 (1989) 597-613.
  • D'Arms, J.H. "Slaves and Roman Convivia," in W.J. Slater, ed., Dining in a Classical Context. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan, 1991, 171-183.
  • Dunbabin, K.M.D. "Triclinium and Stibadium," in W.J. Slater, ed., Dining in a Classical Context. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan, 1991, 121-148.
  • George, P. "Style and Character in the Satyricon," Arion 5 (1966) 336-358.
  • Goddard, J. "The Tyrant at Table," in J. Elsner and J. Masters, Reflections of Nero: Culture, History and Representation. Chapel Hill and London: Univ. of North Carolina, 1994, 67-82.
  • Harrison, S.J. "Dividing the Dinner: Book Divisions in Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis," CQ 48.2 (1998) 580-585. (Scribner Periodicals, basement)
  • Highet, G. "Petronius the Moralist," TAPA 72 (1941) 176-194.
  • Jones, C.P. "Dinner Theater," in W.J. Slater, ed., Dining in a Classical Context. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan, 1991, 185-198.
  • Kennedy, G. "Encolpius and Agamemnon in Petronius," AJP 99 (1978) 171-178.
  • Richardson, T.W. "Homosexuality in the Satyricon," C&M 35 (1984) 105-127.
  • Saylor, C. "Funeral Games: the Significance of Games in the Cena Trimalchionis," Latomus 46 (1987) 593-602.
  • Schmeling, G. "Trimalchio's Menu and Wine List," CP 55 (1970) 248-251. (Scribner Periodicals, basement)
  • Starr, R.J. "The Circulation of Literary Texts in the Roman World," CQ n.s. 37 (1987) 213-223.
  • Sullivan, J.P . The Satyricon of Petronius. London: Faber and Faber, 1968.
  • Walsh, P.G. "Was Petronius a Moralist?" G&R 21 (1974) 181-190. (Scribner Periodicals, basement)
  • Wooten, C. "Petronius and 'Camp,'" Helios 11 (1984) 133-139.
  • Zeitlin, F.I. "Petronius as Paradox: Anarchy and Artistic Integrity," TAPA 102 (1971) 631-684.