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Trimalchio’s Wizened Boy (Satyrica 28.4)

Lowe, Dunstan (2012) Trimalchio’s Wizened Boy (Satyrica 28.4). Classical Quarterly (New Series), 62 (2). pp. 883-885. ISSN 0009-8388. (doi:10.1017/S0009838812000456) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The 'puer vetulus' described by Petronius is meant to represent a sufferer of the rare congenital illness known as progeria or accelerated ageing. Survey the ancient evidence, I argue that Petronius' fondness for such an individual reinforces his portrayal as a gauche social climber.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S0009838812000456
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PA Classical philology
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Dunstan Lowe
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2013 16:26 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:19 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34366 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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