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Petronius Petronius C Or T Petronius Arbiter , Who Is Reasonably Identified With The Author Of This Famous Satyric And Satiric Novel, Was A Man Of Pleasure And Of Good Literary Taste Who Flourished In The Times Of Claudius 41 54 CE And Nero 54 68 As Tacitus Describes Him, He Used To Sleep By Day, And Attend To Official Duties Or To His Amusements By Night At One Time He Was Governor Of The Province Of Bithynia In Asia Minor And Was Also A Consul, Showing Himself A Man Of Vigour When This Was Required Later He Lapsed Into Indulgence Or Assumed The Mask Of Vice And Became A Close Friend Of Nero Accused By Jealous Tigellinus Of Disloyalty And Condemned, With Self Opened Veins He Conversed Lightly With Friends, Dined, Drowsed, Sent To Nero A Survey Of Nero S Sexual Deeds, And So Died, 66 CE The Surviving Parts Of Petronius S Romance Satyricon Mix Philosophy And Real Life, Prose And Verse, In A Tale Of The Disreputable Adventures Of Encolpius And Two Companions, Ascyltus And Giton In The Course Of Their Wanderings They Attend A Showy And Wildly Extravagant Dinner Given By A Rich Freedman, Trimalchio, Whose Guests Talk About Themselves And Life In General Other Incidents Are A Shipwreck And Somewhat Lurid Proceedings In South Italy The Work Is Written Partly In Pure Latin, But Sometimes Purposely In A Vulgar Style It Parodies And Otherwise Attacks Bad Taste In Literature, Pedantry And Hollow Society Apocolocyntosis, Pumpkinification Instead Of Deification , Is Probably By Seneca The Wealthy Philosopher And Courtier Ca 4 BCE 65 CE It Is A Medley Of Prose And Verse And A Political Satire On The Emperor Claudius Written Soon After He Died In 54 CE And Was Deified.


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10 thoughts on “Petronius

  1. says:

    The Satyricon is a fragment of what could have been the first Rabelaisian romp pre Rabelais although the critics say Menippean satire , but in its extant form consists of a terrific dinner party satire that presaged all those fabulous 1990s UK comedy dramas starring Fay Ripley, a gay lover swap scene that presaged all the fabulous work in Will Grace, and some...


  2. says:

    Of all the lost classical works of antiquity whose loss we have to mourn, for me, Petronius The Satyricon ranks among the top five I mean though, that we do have these few choice fragmentary morsels to relish I d also like to have that rud Aristotelian treatise on com...


  3. says:

    The Satyricon was fucking wild from beginning to end What a ride A stuff all round The Apocolocyntosis was less so There are a lot of notes for it Like just over 8 pages of notes for a work that s just over 12 pages So that kind of takes away from the overall reading experience Was okay though I m sure it s technically better than okay but a how much did Lydia enjoy the reading experience factor, it was just okay The Satyricon was great though I loved it oh my god And Sullivan s The Satyricon was fucki...


  4. says:

    The Satyricon isn t quite as fucked up or chaotic as the Golden Ass, but still highly entertaining for anyone who likes the classical world Trimalchio is the ultimate obscenely wealthy ass, a sort of prot...


  5. says:

    Dnf


  6. says:

    Seems like the third of fourth time I ve read through dear old Petronius s Nero s arbiter of taste recovered fragments Not sure what it is exactly about it that keeps me coming back The desire to taste the Roman world in my mind s eye as well as physically when I see the ruins since I live in Italy I m often reminded of the peninsula s Roman past by an architectural fragment or a national monument of some sort Or my desire, perhaps, to be reminded of the earliest European use of prose, sat Seems like the third of fourth time I ve read through dear old Petronius s Nero s arbiter of taste recovered fragments Not sure what it is exactly about it that keeps me coming back The desire to taste the Roman world in my mind s eye as well as physically when I see the ruins since I live in Italy I m often reminded of the peninsula s Roman past by an architectural fragment or a national monument of some sort Or my desire, perhaps, to be reminded of the earliest European use of prose, satire s key place in the development of the art of writing in prose, and what today we call the novel Although very pre rise of the bourgeois to which, in class, I attribute t...


  7. says:

    It s hard not to be disappointed with novels, when the first one out the gate was such a triumph of seething faggotry No one told you about this book because it is so awesome and will make you wish you were gay er If you live an entire life without having read this book, you have wasted it Read a current translation, this is the kind of stuff they used to censor really very hard Though if you enjoy ridiculous paraphrasing, you may find some residual pleasures in that.If it simply must be he It s hard not to be disappointed with novels, when the first one out the gate was such a triumph of seething faggotry No one told you about this book because it is so awesome and will make you wish you were gay er If you live an entire life without having read this book, you have wasted it Read a current translation, this is the kind of stuff they used to...


  8. says:

    Actually, Satyricon is bizarrely awesome I saw the movie first Okay, so that s a Fellini joke, but seriously, Satyricon was the first Fellini movie I ever saw, which is a pretty hilarious fact But back to the book crazy, surprising, and oddly easy to read, it was possibly the most fun I had doing reading for Ancient Roman Civ.Ye gods and godesses O what a night How soft the bed We clung so warm and tight,Our lips exchanged our souls in mingled breath.Farewell, all worldly cares O welcome, Actually, Satyricon is bizarrely awesome I saw the movie first Okay, so t...


  9. says:

    if you love food and bawdy tales.


  10. says:

    Petronius s picaresque tale of the sexual adventures of Encolpius and his changing companions has only survived in fragments there are five extant chapters from a work that was probably ten times as long These disparate episodes involve a shipwreck, some brawling, a famous dinner party scene, and a jaw dropping amount of sex, plainly described in the first chapter alone men, women, and children get busy in a wide variety of combinations, some consensual and some not, all presented as saucy Petronius s picaresque tale of the sexual adventures of Encolpius and his changing companions has only survived in fragments there are five extant chapters from a work that was probably ten times as long These disparate episodes involve a shipwreck, some brawling, a famous dinner party scene, and a jaw dropping amount of sex, plainly described in the first chapter alone men, women, and children get busy in a wide variety of c...


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