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Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Petronius
ISBN: 0452006538
ISBN13: 978-0452006539
Language: English
Publisher: Plume; First Printing edition (November 1, 1983)
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The Satyricon, Satyricon liber (The Book of Satyrlike Adventures), or Satyrica, is a Latin work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as Titus Petronius

The Satyricon, Satyricon liber (The Book of Satyrlike Adventures), or Satyrica, is a Latin work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as Titus Petronius. The Satyricon is an example of Menippean satire, which is different from the formal verse satire of Juvenal or Horace. The work contains a mixture of prose and verse (commonly known as prosimetrum); serious and comic elements; and erotic and decadent passages

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The Satyricon is a work of the Ancient Greek literature whose author names himself Petronius (or Gaius Petronius Arbiter) in all the manuscripts. Beginning from XVII century. The Heritage Club has an interest in the original Latin Satyricon by Titus Petronius Arbiter, but the basic translation produced in 1694 by William Barnaby based on a French translation by Nodot that claimed a text had been found in 1688 was revised for The Heritage Press by Gilbert Bagnini, who was born in Rome in 1900 and became professor of classics at. the University of Toronto in 1945.

Petronius on suuri kertoja, joka vyöryttää eteemme ajanlaskumme ensimmäisen vuosisadan kuohuvan maailman mitään inhimillistä Satyricon on yksi en omaleimaisimpia teoksia.

Satyricon on yksi en omaleimaisimpia teoksia  . Petronius on suuri kertoja, joka vyöryttää eteemme ajanlaskumme ensimmäisen vuosisadan kuohuvan maailman mitään inhimillistä Satyricon on yksi en omaleimaisimpia teoksia. Kautta vuosituhannen se on närkästyttänyt tosikkoja ja ihastuttanut niitä, jotka haluavat tutustua verta ja lihaa olevaan ihmiseen haluineen ja pelkoineen, vikoineen ja heikkouksineen.

Petronius's own suicide, as demanded by the emperor, haunts our understanding of the work, and adds to its depth and richness. The more one contemplates Petronius, in fact, the more attractive he becomes

Petronius's own suicide, as demanded by the emperor, haunts our understanding of the work, and adds to its depth and richness. The more one contemplates Petronius, in fact, the more attractive he becomes. His fans included Nietzsche, Wilde, Huysmans and DH Lawrence, all of whom appreciated his ironic honesty. For despite the straightforwardness of its narrative (it's a romp, and so wonderfully easy to read), the Satyricon is multi-layered.

Time "William Arrowsmith''s translation of The Satyricon meets the two fundamental requirements of the translator''s art: perfect fidelity to the original and a vitality of style that tempts the reader to believe that the English version is not a translation. A classic of literature. -Allen Tate "Arrowsmith''s brilliant translation. at one stroke renders every other version obsolete.

Find petronius from a vast selection of Books. The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter, Translation Attributed to Oscar Wilde, 1930. Customs services and international tracking provided. 1694 SATYRION by Titus Petronius with Multiple Engravings.

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The Satyricon is a classic of comedy, a superbly funny picture of Nero's Rome as seen through the eyes of Petronius, its most . The Satyricon unfailingly turns every weakness of the flesh, every foible of the mind, to laughter.

The Satyricon is a classic of comedy, a superbly funny picture of Nero's Rome as seen through the eyes of Petronius, its most amorous and elegant courtier. William Arrowsmith's translation-a lively, modern, unexpurgated text-recaptures all the ribald humor of Petronius's picaresque satire. It tells the hilarious story of the pleasure-seeking adventures of an educated rogue, Encolpius, his handsome serving boy, Giton, and Ascyltus, who lusts after Giton-three impure pilgrims who live by their wits and other men's purses

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KiddenDan
I feel that the most often asked question for the contemporary student of the classics or any student is why bother reading this particular work, when you can see the movie. For any student of the novel this work is touted as the first novel written which would probably surprise those students of Henry Fielding. As with all lasting works, this work appeals to the reader. First, historical in its depiction of Roman life at the time of Nero, secondly as a story of youth, while not quite a coming of age story, Encolpius and Giton do smack of the antics of characters and attitudes of Salinger, Kingsleym or Knowles and finally there is a ring of familiarity in this ancient world and our own Trimalchio and the great restauranteurs of the, obsession with sexual matters (the dreaded ED) etc.

While not great in the sense of a Virgil or Horace, it is nevertheless a great yarn.
Authis
The Satyricon is an interesting story on many levels. It includes a fascinating look into concepts of friendship and love in Rome, and is one important source we have for views of magic and witchcraft in Rome. The work has a great deal to tell us about Roman society, and perceptions of Roman society despite its satirical nature. Secondly, just as Livy and Virgil tend to draw a great deal from the Illiad, this work draws from the Odyssey but does so in what seems to be intended to be a humorous way. It is also an enjoyable read.

The Apocolocyntosis is a humorous skit mocking the late emperor Claudius's ascent into godhood. The title includes a play on words (if Apotheosis is turning a person into a god, then Apocolocyntosis is turning a person into a gourd or pumpkin). The message seems to be that Claudius was a gambler who was more fit to be remembered for his gambling tools (made of gourd?) than honored as a god. There are subtle elements to this metaphor which are dependent on a good knowledge of the Hellenistic world (such as the widespread cult of Tyche, the goddess of luck).

The translations are easy to read and well put together. This edition also adds insightful introductions and copious end-notes to help the serious student get more out of these works. I would highly recommend it.
Zetadda
Had to get this for a course I was taking and I found that I enjoyed reading it. It's very witty and clever. Even though many of the scenes are disturbing, they depict what was acceptable in Roman life many years ago. Highly recommended.
Tebei
The Satyricon is a well known Ancient text (a fictional work that contains both prose and verse) written by Gaius Petronius Arbiter.
Besides the main text translated in English by C. Firebaugh, you can read information about the Latin author, the age in which he lived, about forgeries and also notes about prostitution, pederasty, philosophy of death and other aspects of Roman life, which can help you understand better Petronius's masterpiece and the Roman culture. The notes regarding the text are sustained by various quotes from famous chroniclers and scholars such as Livy, Tacitus, Cato, Catullus, Juvenal, etc.
The Satyricon is comprised of five volumes and 141 chapters or fragments because the work didn't survive entirely the test of time; even its ending is pretty abrupt.
The Satyricon was written during the reign of Emperor Nero and some critics consider it one of the first novel due to its narrative structure and its length' and it can be included in a few genres due to its complexity:
- It is a satyrical/decadent novel, because Petronius depicts the decline of morality education and arts, the promiscuity of the Roman citizens, their hypocrisy and greed.
- It is a picaresque novel (avant la lettre) because Encolpius (the narrator and main character) and Giton (a teenager and Encolpius's 'brother') along with other two characters - Ascyltos (friend of Encolpius) and Eumolpus (an aged poet) - venture in many troubles and hilarious situations such as; the licentious episode in Lycas's house, Trimalchio's banquet, the arrival in Crotona and their plan to make people believe Eumolpus a rich heirless man, etc.
- It is a pornographic novel or, at least, it contains some erotic scenes in which we can understand better what Roman citizens understood through pleasure. In The Satyricon, we find prostitutes of both sexes, pederasty or intercourse between a man and a boy (e.g. the relationship between Encolpius and his bedfellow Giton), the priestesses from Priapus's and Venus's temple - the former group seduces Encolpius, Giton and Ascyltos while the latter anoints Encolpius's body in order to cure him of his erectile disfunction: and also pedophilia in the scene where Giton is forced by Quartilla to have intercourse with a 7-years-old girl' who has to be initiated before becoming a priestess in Priapus's Temple.
Through his masterpiece, Petronius criticises the Roman society of his time, the hypocrisy and perversity of men along with the decline of education arts and Roman culture.
Alien
Even though the completed verison of The Satyricon was never recovered, one can read it on two levels. The one level being just another ancient pornographic novel, or read as a sophisticated commentary which reveals the contemptible behavior of his Roman world. The author vividly describes this hedonistic and decadent society. Petronius uses scatogical verse to reveal the grotesque and bizzarre actions that are contained in the Roman feasting and socializing rituals. He uses a mirror of realism to unveil the warts while still concealing his criticisms on that immoral world without openly saying it. In The Satyricon, the sex is unsexy, the food is uneatable, and the people are unlikeable.Through subterfuge, Petronius wants the reader to desire a Roman society which possesses a supreme moral quality by describing its complete opposite side. The Satyricon is a classical warning lesson to be learned by all present and future readers of the many dangers that are given birth through a society's moral decay. M. A. Kehrle
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