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Petronius's Satyricon and its reception in the Portuguese language literature

Grant number: 18/06637-4
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2018
Effective date (End): March 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Linguistics, Literature and Arts - Linguistics
Principal researcher:Paulo Sérgio de Vasconcellos
Grantee:Livia Mendes Pereira
Supervisor abroad: Delfim Ferreira Leao
Home Institution: Instituto de Estudos da Linguagem (IEL). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidade de Coimbra (UC), Portugal  
Associated to the scholarship:16/01548-8 - Paulo Leminski, translator of Petronius: Satyricon, Study and Review, BP.DR

Abstract

Seeking to contribute to the research for the translations of Greco-Roman classics and the reception of these texts in our literature, this project proposes to study and divulge the translation of Satyricon, by Petronius, prosecuted by the poet Paulo Leminski. The ancient language was an important creative source revisited and rethought throughout the author's literary career, as well as translations made directly from Latin, such as Ode I, 11 by Horace (1984) and Satyricon by Petronius (1987). This work with Latin literary texts can be found in works like Metaformose and Catatau. This research tries to provide a study of the reception of the Petronian novel in the Portuguese language literature and culture, which finds in Leminski one of its exponents. Thus, by allying knowledge in Latin language and Latin culture and their reception, our proposal seeks to reveal the importance of ancient literature in contemporary Portuguese language literature, through an example of its reception.

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