The Satyricon

The Satyricon


Translator: J. P. Sullivan
Introduction by: Helen Morales
Notes by: Helen Morales

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Paperback
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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140448054
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

The marvelously entertaining parody of imperial Rome.

One of the most outrageous and strikingly modern works to have survived from the ancient world, The Satyricon offers an unmatched satirical portrait of the age of Nero, in all its excesses and chaos. 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.

The Satyricon

The Satyricon

Petronius, Translator: J. P. Sullivan, Introduction by: Helen Morales, Notes by: Helen Morales

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