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Petronius: Select Bibliography

Articles suitable for the summary/reaction papers are listed in the last section. Many are on reserve or available on JSTOR.

Petronius: Introductory Works

  • Hagg, Tomas. The Novel in Antiquity. Blackwell. 1983.
  • Luce, T. James, ed. 1982. Ancient Writers: Greece and Rome. New York: Scribner.
  • Walsh, P. G. The Roman Novel. Cambridge 1970.

Roman Food and Culture

  • Dalby, Andrew, and Sally Grainger. The Classical Cookbook. British Museum 2000.
  • Donahue, John F. "The Roman Feast: An Overview." In The Roman Community at Table During the Principate. Michigan 2004. 14-42.
  • Dunbabbin, Katherine. The Roman Banquet: Images of Conviviality. Cambridge 2003, esp. chs 1-2.
  • Faas, Patrick, and Shaun Whiteside. Around the Roman Table: Food and Feasting in Ancient Rome. Chicago 2005.
  • Grimm, Veronika. "On Food and the Body." In D. Potter, ed. Companion to the Roman Empire. Blackwell 2006. 596-623.
  • Sebesta Judith, Lynn & Bonfante, eds. 1994. The World of Roman Costume. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.
  • Slater, William J., ed. Dining in a Classical Context. Michigan 1991.

Petronius' Satyricon *

  • Courtney, Edward. A Companion to Petronius. Oxford 2001.
  • Hallett, Judith P. "Resistant (and Enabling) Reading: Petronius' Satyricon and Latin Love Elegy." In S. Panayotakis, et al., eds. The Ancient Novel and Beyond. Brill 2003. 329-44.
  • Harrison, S. J., ed. Oxford Readings in the Roman Novel. Oxford 1999.
  • Prag, Jonathan, and Ian Repath, eds. Petronius: A Handbook. Blackwell 2006.
  • Rimell, Victoria. Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction. Cambridge 2002.
  • Slater, Niall. Reading Petronius. Johns Hopkins 1990.

Further Research *

  • Ancient Narrative is a journal that focuses on Greek, Roman, Jewish novelistic traditions, including novels proper, the "fringe", as well as the fragments; narrative texts of the Byzantine age, early Christian narrative texts - and the reception of these works in modern literature, film and music.
  • TOCS-IN, Tables of Contents of journals in Classics. Type in the topic or author you are searching for


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