Item description for Theatrum Arbitri: Theatrical Elements in the Satyrica of Petronius (Mnemosyne, Bibliotheca Classica Batava Supplementum) by Costas Panayotakis...
Theatrum Arbitri is a literary study dealing with the possible influence of Roman comic drama (comedies of Plautus and Terence, theatre of the Greek and Roman mimes, and fabula Atellana) on the surviving fragments of Petronius' Satyrica. The theatrical assessment of this novel is carried out at the levels of plot-construction, characterization, language, and reading of the text as if it were the narrative equivalent of a farcical staged piece with the theatrical structure of a play produced before an audience. The analysis follows the order of each of the scenes in the novel. The reader will also find a brief general commentary on the less discussed scenes of the Satyrica, and a comprehensive account of the theatre of the mimes and its main features.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.5" Width: 6.2" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1995
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004102299 ISBN13 9789004102293
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More About Costas Panayotakis
Costas Panayotakis is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Glasgow. His books include Theatrum Arbitri. Theatrical Elements in the Satyrica of Petronius (1995) and annotated book-length translations into modern Greek of Plautus' Rudens (2004) and Terence's Adelphoe (1996) and Eunuchus (2001). He has published widely on the Roman novel and Roman drama, and is the Review Editor of the journal Ancient Narrative.
Costas Panayotakis has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Glasgow.