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The Satyricon/Seneca, The Apocolocyntosis

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The Satyricon/Seneca, The Apocolocyntosis by Petronius and Seneca
Dec 02, 1986 | 256 Pages
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    Dec 02, 1986 | 256 Pages

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    Nov 01, 1983 | 192 Pages

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“This version by a translator who understands the high art of low humor is conspicuously funny.”

“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.”
London Times Literary Supplement

Table Of Contents

The Satyricon; The ApocolocyntosisPETRONIUS
The Author and Date of the Satyricon
The Extent of the Work and the Plot
The Literary Qualities of the Satyricon
On the Text and Translation


The Satyricon
Dinner with Trimalshio
The Road to Croton

The Fragments and the Poems
List of Characters
Notes on the Satyricon
Notes on the Fragments and Poems

The Authorship and Date of the Apocolocyntosis
The Place of the Work in Seneca’s Writings
The Literary Qualities of the Apocolocyntosis
On the Text and Translation

The Apocolocyntosis of the Divine Claudius

Notes on the Apocolocyntosis

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