Part II Petronius and Others

Links Between Antonius Diogenes and Petronius


  • Ewen Bowie


In this paper I look at the different possible relationships between these two texts: that Antonius Diogenes may be aware of and use the Satyrica of Petronius, that Petronius may use Antonius Diogenes, and that the two texts may be separately influenced by a common Milesian-style source. These hypotheses and their consequences are weighed and examined: all remain possibilities and may be consistent with chronology and relationships to other texts.

Ewen Bowie is E.P.Warren Praelector in Classics at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and Professor of Classical Languages and Literature in the University of Oxford. He is the author of many papers on the ancient novel and associated topics, and is working on a commentary on Daphnis and Chloe.





Part II Petronius and Others