The Satyricon: And the Apocolocyntosis: The Apocolocyntosis download free [PDF and Ebook] by Petronius Arbiter

The Satyricon: And the Apocolocyntosis: The Apocolocyntosis download free [PDF and Ebook] by Petronius Arbiter year 1986
  • Book name: The Satyricon: And the Apocolocyntosis: The Apocolocyntosis
  • Author: Petronius Arbiter
  • Release date: 1986/4/25
  • Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780140444896
  • Rating: 8.72 of 10
  • Votes: 346
  • Review by: Ara Parham
  • Review rating: 7.89 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/3
  • Total pages: 256
  • Includes a PDF summary of 29 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H12M32S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction In Translation, Classic Books & Novels, Historical Fiction, Poetry By Individual Poets
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.11 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x15mm
  • Weight: 191g
  • Printed by: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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