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The Satyricon By Petronius Arbiter

The Satyricon
by Petronius Arbiter

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The text of "The Satyricon" and "The Apocolocynosis".
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The Satyricon Summary


The Satyricon: The Apocolocyntosis: AND The Apocolocyntosis by Petronius Arbiter

Perhaps the strangest - and most strikingly modern - work to survive from the ancient world, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his struggle to regain virility. Here Petronius brilliantly brings to life the courtesans, legacy-hunters, pompous professors and dissolute priestesses of the age - and, above all, Trimalchio, the archetypal self-made millionaire whose pretentious vulgarity on an insanely grand scale makes him one of the great comic characters in literature. Seneca's The Apocolocyntosis, a malicious skit on 'the deification of Claudius the Clod', was designed by the author to ingratiate himself with Nero, who was Claudius' successor. Together, the two provide a powerful insight into a darkly fascinating period of Roman history.

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About Petronius Arbiter


J.P. Sullivan has held appointments in Classics or Arts and Letters at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Texas, Buffalo, Minnesota, ad Hawaii. He is the author of The Satyricon of Petronius: A Literary Study, Propertius: A Critical Introduction, Literature and Plitics in the Age of Nero and Martial: The Unexpected Classic.

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GOR001591078
The Satyricon: The Apocolocyntosis: AND The Apocolocyntosis by Petronius Arbiter
Petronius Arbiter
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1986-09-25
256
0140444890
9780140444896
N/A
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