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The Satyricon & The Apocolocyntosis of the…

The Satyricon & The Apocolocyntosis of the Divine Claudius

by Petronius, Seneca

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Edition: // Descr: xxiv, 423 p. 17 cm. // Series: The Loeb Classical Library Call No. { 877 P44-L 1 } Series Edited by T.E. Page Petronius: Translated by Michael Heseltine Seneca: Translated by W.H.D. Rouse Contains Latin and English Versions, Index to Petronius, and Index to Apocolocyntosis. // //
  ColgateClassics | Oct 26, 2012 |
Fragmented novel(?)amazing scenes satirizing the worst of the best of Roman society. ( )
  gazzy | Feb 9, 2007 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Petroniusprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Senecamain authorall editionsconfirmed
Heseltine, MichaelTranslatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rouse, W. H. D.Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Seneca, Lucius AnnaeusAuthormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warmington, E. H.Translatormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Heseltine, MichaelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rouse, William Henry DenhamTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sedgwick, W.B.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sullivan, J. P.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Warmington, Eric HerbertRevisedsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Perhaps the strangest and most strikingly modern work to survive from the ancient world, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his struggle to regain virility. Here Petronius brilliantly brings to life the courtesans, legacy-hunters, pompous professors and dissolute priestesses of the age and, above all, Trimalchio, the archetypal self-made millionaire whose pretentious vulgarity on an insanely grand scale makes him one of the great comic characters in literature. Seneca's The Apocolocyntosis, a malicious skit on the deification of Claudius the Clod', was designed by the author to ingratiate himself with Nero, who was Claudius' successor. Together, the two provide a powerful insight into a darkly fascinating period of Roman history.

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