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The Satyricon

Author : Petronius Arbiter
ISBN : 0192839527
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

The Satyricon

Author : Petronius
ISBN : 9780141969756
Genre : Fiction
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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.
Category: Fiction

The Satyricon

Author : Petronius Arbiter
Genre : Rome
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As for the ladies if any too-discerning antiquated hypocrite (for only such I fear) shou'd be angry with the beastly author; let the work be my advocate where the little liberties I take as modestly betray a broad meaning as blushing when a man tells the story.
Category: Rome

Petronius The Artist

Author : H. D. Rankin
ISBN : UOM:39015066090500
Genre : Political Science
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Category: Political Science

Wilde And Petronius The Satyricon As A Template For The Picture Of Dorian Gray

Author : Morgan Crouch
ISBN : 9783640769629
Genre : Literary Criticism
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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.
Category: Literary Criticism