➮ [Read] ➪ Satyricon / Apocolocyntosis By Petronius ➺ – E17streets4all.co.uk Petronius C or T Petronius Arbiterwho 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 Petronius C or T Petronius Arbiterwho 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 CE and Nero 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 Satyricon / eBook Â and was also a consul showing himself a man of vigour when this was reuired 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 CEThe 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 societyApocolocyntosis Pumpkinification instead of deificationis probably by Seneca the wealthy philosopher and courtier ca BCE CE It is a medley of prose and verse and a political satire on the Emperor Claudius written soon after he died in CE and was deified.
Alternative spellings for Petronius Brazilian Portuguese Petr nioFrench P trone.
- 544 pages
- Satyricon / Apocolocyntosis
- Multiple languages
- 25 May 2014 Petronius