La topica consolatoria in Petronio

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] La topical comfortable Petronius

Silvia Stucchi

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The paper proposes to investigate Petronius's use of the elements of the consolatory topic, well-established at the time (as attested by the three Senecane "Consolationes" coeval) distorted to obtain comic-grotesque effects: in particular, they are examined of the sequences taken from the "Cena Trimalchionis" (the toast and testament of Trimalchione, the talk of the freedmen) and from the novel of the Matrona of Ephesus.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] La topical comfortable Petronius
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)135-157
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Petronio
  • Seneca
  • Trimalchione
  • topica consolatoria


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