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    The Satyricon: AND The Apocolocyntosis: The Apocolocyntosis (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Petronius Arbiter, By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by J. P. Sullivan

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    DescriptionPerhaps 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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    Title
    The Satyricon: AND The Apocolocyntosis
    Subtitle
    The Apocolocyntosis
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Petronius Arbiter, By (author) Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Translated by J. P. Sullivan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140444896
    ISBN 10: 0140444890
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC, FYT
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, APPR/RDRCAT
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    DC22: 877.01
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    DC22: 873.0108
    LC classification: PA6558.E5
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 873/.01/08
    LC classification: PA6558.E5 S8 1986
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYT
    Edition
    Revised
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    02 December 1986
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    J.P. Sullivan has held appointments in Classics or Arts and Letters at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Texas, Buffalo, Minnesota, ad Hawaii. He is the author of The Satyricon of Petronius: A Literary Study, Propertius: A Critical Introduction, Literature and Plitics in the Age of Nero and Martial: The Unexpected Classic.
    Review text
    The Satyricon is a fragmented story about some dubious types on a journey, and contains the famous caricature of Trimalchio, the Roman yuppie who gives dinner parties of fabulous bad taste. It is frank and robust - like the people it was written for. Review by Lindsey Davis, whose books include 'Two For the Lions' (Kirkus UK)
    Back cover copy
    For this edition Professor Sullivan has updated his translation and his invaluable literary and historical introductions in the light of the latest research; he has also included all Petronius' surviving verse.