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Satyricon (Oneworld Classics)

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Documenting the colorful escapades of the former gladiator Encolpius and his less-than-faithful lover Giton, the Satyricon plunges the reader into the lives of ordinary Roman citizens, vividly revealing the Empires seamy underbelly. A host of unforgettable characters are satirically presented, such as Trimalchio, the pretentious parvenu host, in a memorable banquet scene; the lascivious priestess Quartilla; and the narrators unreliable, roguish friend Ascyltus. Sometimes referred to as the first novel—although surviving only in fragments—this bawdy, picaresque, and surprisingly modern narrative is considered one of the founding masterpieces of Western literature.

About the Author

Petronius Arbiter (c.27–66 A.D.) was a Roman courtier under the reign of Nero. Andrew Brown is a translator whose recent works include The Corsican Brothers and Letters to Pauline.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781847491169
Publisher:
Oneworld Classics
Subject:
Ancient - Rome
Translator:
Brown, Andrew
Translator:
Lewis, Sophie
Author:
Lewis, Sophie
Author:
Petronius
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Oneworld Classics
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 0.56 lb

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