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A Commentary on The Satyrica of Petronius Hardcover – 27 Oct 2011

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This long-awaited commentary, as a result of forty years lasting investigation and love, will be a fundamental point of reference for any classical scholar and student who is going to seriously approach the study of the Satyrica. (Giulio Vannini, Journal of Roman Studies)

[This book] is the fat fruit of an academic lifetime of attention to every detail of Petronius's fragmented masterpiece. (Graham Robb. Times Literary Supplement)

Recommended as a Book of the Year (Graham Robb, Times Literary Supplement)

A monumental achievement. (Brent Shaw, Andrew Fleming West Professor in Classics, Princeton University)

Schmeling ... supplies a commentary of superlative learning and wit. (CHOICE)

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Gareth Schmeling has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Philosophical Society, and has won the Rome Prize in Classics. He has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Colorado, Johns Hopkins University, and spent most of his career at the University of Florida. He has authored books on the Greek and Roman novels, with a special focus on Petronius.

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