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Satyricon

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One of the great works of world literature, Satyricon has remained popular since ancient times. The Roman dandy Petronius was the "arbiter of elegance" to Nero, and was driven to suicide by false charges of treason. His great work, the Satyricon, of which only fragments survive, was a picaresque fiction satirizing contemporary behavior and parodying forms of literature. The story details the peregrinations and misfortunes, literary, gustatory, and obscene, of a homosexual scholar tramp doomed to impotence by the wrath of Priapus. The book shares much in common with Joyce's Ulysses, and hundreds of authors have been influenced by its form and subject, often attempting to rewrite it and adapt it to other forms, such as Federico Fellini's film of the same name.

The Satyricon

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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The Satyricon is a Latin work of fiction in a mixture of prose and poetry. It is believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius Arbiter, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as a certain Titus Petronius. As with the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, classical scholars often describe it as a "Roman novel", without necessarily implying continuity with the modern literary form. The surviving portions of the text detail the misadventures of the narrator, Encolpius, and his lover, a handsome sixteen-year-old boy named Giton. Throughout the novel, Encolpius has a hard time keeping his lover faithful to him as he is constantly being enticed away by others. Encolpius's friend Ascyltus (who seems to have previously been in a relationship with Encolpius) is another major character. Of the many masterpieces which classical antiquity has bequeathed to modern times, few have attained, at intervals, to such popularity; few have so gripped the interest of scholars and men of letters, as has this scintillating miscellany known as the Satyricon, ascribed by tradition to that Petronius who, at the court of Nero, acted as arbiter of elegance and dictator of fashion. The flashing, wit, the masterly touches which bring out the characters with all the detail of a fine old copper etching; the marvelous use of realism by this, its first prophet; the sure knowledge of the perspective and background best adapted to each episode; the racy style, so smooth, so elegant, so simple when the educated are speaking, beguile the reader and blind him, at first, to the many discrepancies and incoherences with which the text, as we have it, is marred. The more one concentrates upon this author, the more apparent these faults become and the more one regrets the lacunae in the text. Notwithstanding numerous articles which deal with this work, some from the pens of the most profound scholars, its author is still shrouded in the mists of uncertainty and conjecture. He is as impersonal as Shakespeare, as aloof as Flaubert, in the opinion of Charles Whibley, and, it may be added, as genial as Rabelais; an enigmatic genius whose secret will never be laid bare with the resources at our present command.

The Satyricon of Petronius

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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"The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter" by Petronius Arbiter (translated by William Burnaby). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Manuscripts of the Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

Author : Petronius (Arbiter)
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Euphormionis Satyrici Apologia pro se pt 3 of the Satyricon

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Satyricon

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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The Satyricon Vol 2 The Dinner of Trimalchio

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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One of the most famous Roman feasts is the one given by Trimalchio, as described in The Satyricon by Petronius. There is one minor problem with trying to recreate this feast – it never actually existed!But of course, this hasn’t stopped people from trying to recreate it – including me. After all, in the immortal words of Jeremy Clarkson, “How hard can it be?” Perhaps regular watchers of Top Gear will now be thinking of rocket Reliant Robins… or sinking Dampervans…. or Italian Supercars that can’t even get to Slough.

The Date and Author of the Satyricon

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The Satyricon

Author : Petronius
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The Satyricon is one of the most outrageous and strikingly modern works to have survived from the ancient world. Most likely written by an advisor of Nero, it recounts the adventures of Encolpius and his companions as they travel around Italy, encountering courtesans, priestesses, con men, brothel-keepers, pompous professors and, above all, Trimalchio, the nouveau riche millionaire whose debauched feasting and pretentious vulgarity make him one of the great comic characters in literature. Estimated to date from 63 - 65 AD, and only surviving in fragments, The Satyricon nevertheless offers an unmatched satirical portrait of the age of Nero, in all its excesses and chaos.

The Satyricon Complete

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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Erotica

Author : Walter Keating Kelly
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The Manuscripts of the Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter Described and Collated by Charles Beck

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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The Satyricon

Author : Petroni Gaius Petronius Arbiter to Nero
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The Rabelaisian Satyricon of Petronius, one of the most infamous books of all time, follows the rogue Encolpius and his serving boy Giton as they engage in fortune-hunting adventure, amorous misadventure and extravagant feasting in the Rome of the first century, in the time of Nero's court.

Satyricon

Author : Petronius Arbiter
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Petronius the Poet

Author : Catherine M. Connors
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An investigation of the thirty short poems and two long ones which form part of Petronius' Satyricon.

The Satyricon

Author : Gaius Arbiter
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The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter. The Satyricon, or Satyricon liber (The Book of Satyrlike Adventures), is a Latin work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as Titus Petronius. Of the many masterpieces which classical antiquity has bequeathed to modern times, few have attained, at intervals, to such popularity; few have so gripped the interest of scholars and men of letters, as has this scintillating miscellany known as the Satyricon, ascribed by tradition to that Petronius who, at the court of Nero, acted as arbiter of elegance and dictator of fashion. The flashing, wit, the masterly touches which bring out the characters with all the detail of a fine old copper etching; the marvelous use of realism by this, its first prophet; the sure knowledge of the perspective and background best adapted to each episode; the racy style, so smooth, so elegant, so simple when the educated are speaking, beguile the reader and blind him, at first, to the many discrepancies and incoherences with which the text, as we have it, is marred. The more one concentrates upon this author, the more apparent these faults become and the more one regrets the lacunae in the text. Notwithstanding numerous articles which deal with this work, some from the pens of the most profound scholars, its author is still shrouded in the mists of uncertainty and conjecture. He is as impersonal as Shakespeare, as aloof as Flaubert, in the opinion of Charles Whibley, and, it may be added, as genial as Rabelais; an enigmatic genius whose secret will never be laid bare with the resources at our present command.

The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

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The Satyricon was probably written by Gaius Petronius ca. 1st century A.D. It is a combination of prose and poetry, and tells the tale of Encolpius, who is trying to keep his young lover faithful. The story provides a rare insight into the lives of the

Wilde and Petronius The Satyricon as a Template for The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2010 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, , language: English, abstract: It is no secret that the prominent aesthete Oscar Wilde was familiar with the work of Petronius of Rome. In fact, it’s so far from a surreptitious topic that it remains undecided whether Wilde can be held responsible for a translation of Petronius’s The Satyricon. His familiarity becomes quite apparent as well when we see Petronius’s text specifically referenced within Wilde’s work, The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wilde’s texts were often thought to have subtle hints of homoeroticism while Petronius’ The Satyricon demonstrated time and time again the blatant and unmistakably Roman depictions of homoeroticism. Furthermore, Wilde’s texts were eventually condemned for their suggested homosexual connotations, while the homosexual events in The Satyricon were dismissed as standard. However, Wilde’s reference of Petronius goes well beyond a mere scholarly allusion to demonstrate his well-read nature.

The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter

Author : Oscar Wilde
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