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Petronius Arbiter

Works: 2,360 works in 7,567 publications in 25 languages and 49,098 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Humor  History  Literature  Film adaptations  Drama  Historical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Satire 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Librettist, Author in quotations or text abstracts, Facsimilist, Lyricist, Dubious author
Classifications: PA6558.E5, 873.01
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The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

1,004 editions published between 1499 and 2017 in 24 languages and held by 5,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Satyricon is the most celebrated work of fiction to have survived from the ancient world. The father of the picaresque genre, it recounts the sleazy progress of a pair of literate scholars as they wander through southern Mediterranean cities
The Satiricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

362 editions published between 1610 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esclaves affranchis, gladiateurs, parvenus et prostitués, etc. Une comédie humaine à l'époque de Néron. Luxe et luxure, corruption et ostentation, déchéance. Cette oeuvre, reconstituée au cours de la Renaissance et sans doute perdue en grande partie, est chronologiquement le premier vrai roman, même si elle mêle prose et poésie
Cena Trimalchionis by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

264 editions published between 1889 and 2010 in 12 languages and held by 1,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte latin du festin de Trimalcion, extrait du Satiricon de Pétrone. Abondantes notes infra-paginales, index, addenda et modificanda à la 2e édition
The Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and held by 1,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of two rogues in Rome of Nero's rule, thieving and otherwise living by their wits. The author uses their adventures to depict the wickedness and debauchery of Roman life of that era
Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

109 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petronius (C. or T. Petronius Arbiter), who is reasonably identified with the author of this famous satyric and satiric novel, was a man of pleasure and of good literary taste who flourished in the times of Claudius (41-54 CE) and Nero (54-68). As Tacitus describes him, he used to sleep by day, and attend to official duties or to his amusements by night. At one time he was governor of the province of Bithynia in Asia Minor and was also a consul, showing himself a man of vigour when this was required. Later he lapsed into indulgence (or assumed the mask of vice) and became a close friend of Nero. Accused by jealous Tigellinus of disloyalty and condemned, with self-opened veins he conversed lightly with friends, dined, drowsed, sent to Nero a survey of Nero's sexual deeds, and so died, 66 CE. The surviving parts of Petronius's romance Satyricon mix philosophy and real life, prose and verse, in a tale of the disreputable adventures of Encolpius and two companions, Ascyltus and Giton. In the course of their wanderings they attend a showy and wildly extravagant dinner given by a rich freedman, Trimalchio, whose guests talk about themselves and life in general. Other incidents are a shipwreck and somewhat lurid proceedings in South Italy. The work is written partly in pure Latin, but sometimes purposely in a more vulgar style. It parodies and otherwise attacks bad taste in literature, pedantry and hollow society. Apocolocyntosis, "Pumpkinification" (instead of deification), is probably by Seneca the wealthy philosopher and courtier (ca. 4 BCE-65 CE). It is a medley of prose and verse and a political satire on the Emperor Claudius written soon after he died in 54 CE and was deified
Petronius, Satyrica, 1-15 : Texte, Übersetzung, Kommentar by Petronius Arbiter( )

9 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The remarkable variety and irony of Petronius' Satyrica today amaze scholars and readers alike. However, a complete commentary on this important example of the ancient novel is still lacking. With this volume Natalie Breitenstein presents the first comprehensive commentary on the opening of the Satyrica (chapters 1-15). Modern research is included in her analysis of all aspects of the textual criticism, language, style, and content of the text. The introduction also offers an up-to-date summary of the state of research on all main problems and questions relating to Petronius' Satyrica and the fragmentary nature of the text."--Publisher's website
The Satyricon of Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

50 editions published between 1902 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic of comedy, a superbly funny picture of Nero's Rome as seen through the eyes of Petronius, its most amorous and elegant courtier. This translation recaptures all the ribald humor of Petronius' picaresque satire. The hilarious story of the pleasure-seeking, fortune-hunting adventures of an educated rogue, it turns every weakness of the flesh, every foible of the mind to laughter." [Back cover]
Petronii Arbitri Cena Trimalchionis by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

56 editions published between 1923 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petronius (c. 27-66 AD) was a Roman writer of the Neronian age; he was a noted satirist. This edition of the Cena Trimalchionis annotates the racy conversation and fascinating background of Trimalchio, and there is a strong emphasis throughout the commentary on questions of literary interpretation
Petronii Arbitri Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

68 editions published between 1514 and 1995 in 5 languages and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cena Trimalchionis of Petronius : together with Seneca's Apocolocyntosis : and a selection of Pompeian inscriptions by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

60 editions published between 1925 and 1972 in English and Latin and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Appendix B The Ephesian matron (chapters 111, 112)": pages [140]-141 "Books to consult" : p 22-23
The complete works of Gaius Petronius by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

13 editions published between 1927 and 1944 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comprising the Satyricon and poems "
Petronii Saturae et liber priapeorum by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

69 editions published between 1871 and 1922 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petronius: Cena Trimalchionis by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

17 editions published between 1902 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presented via the natural method by Hans Orberg, Petronii Cena Trimalchionis is an abridged and annotated edition of Petronius' "Satyricon," with introduction and marginal notes in Latin"--Back cover
Titi Petronii Arbitri, Equitis Romani, Satyricon Cum Fragmentis Albae Graecae Recuperatis Anno 1688 by Petronius Arbiter( )

46 editions published between 1691 and 1752 in 4 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trimalchio's dinner by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

18 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satyricon : cum fragmentis Albæ Græcæ recuperatis ann. 1688, nunc demum integrum by Petronius Arbiter( )

11 editions published between 1693 and 1978 in Latin and English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

XXV select allusions to several places of Horace, Martial, Anacreon and Petron. Arbitr by Dilke( )

6 editions published between 1698 and 1983 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petronius : the Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

9 editions published between 1922 and 1996 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The satyr of Titus Petronius Arbiter, a Roman knight. With its fragments, recover'd at Belgrade. Made English by Mr. Burnaby of the Middle-Temple, and another hand by Petronius Arbiter( )

9 editions published between 1694 and 1923 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Satyrica : Schelmenszenen by Petronius Arbiter( Book )

48 editions published between 1834 and 2006 in 8 languages and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most likely written by an advisor of Nero, this title recounts the adventures of Encolpius and his companions as they travel around Italy. Estimated to date from 63 - 65 AD, and only surviving in fragments, it offers a satirical portrait of the age of Nero, in all its excesses and chaos
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Satyricon
The SatiriconCena TrimalchionisThe Satyricon of Petronius ArbiterPetroniusPetronius, Satyrica, 1-15 : Texte, Übersetzung, KommentarPetronii Arbitri Cena TrimalchionisPetronius : the SatyriconSatyrica : Schelmenszenen
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Arbiter, Gaius P.

Arbiter, Gaius P. -66

Arbiter, Gaius Petronius.

Arbiter, Gaius Petronius -66

Arbiter, Petronius

Arbiter, Petronius -66

Arbiter, T. Petronius -66

Arbiter, Tit Petronije

Arbiter, Titus P.

Arbiter, Titus P. -66

Arbiter, Titus Petronius.

Arbiter, Titus Petronius -66

Arbitro, Petronio

Arbitro, Petronio -66

Arbitro , Tito Petronio

Arbitrus, Titus Petronius

Gaius Petronius

Gaius Petronius Arbiter

Gaius Petronius Arbiter schrijver uit Oude Rome (27-66)

Gaius Titus Petronius

Gaius Titus Petronius m.66

Gajus Petronijus Arbitras

Gajusz Petroniusz

Gajusz Petroniusz ''arbiter elegantiae''

Gajusz Petroniusz rzymski pisarz, filozof i polityk, domniemany autor Satyriconu

Niger, Titus Petronius


Petron -66

Petron c.27-66

Petron d. 66 e.Kr


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Pétrone -66

Pétrone -66 de Marseille

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Pétrone, Caius

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Pétrone écrivain latin

Pétrone, T.

Pétrone, T. (Tite)

Pétrone, Titus Petronius Arbiter


Petroni Àrbitre

Petroni m. 65


Petronij, Gaj -66


Petronije Arbiter, Tit


Petronijus Arbitras Gajus


Petronio 00..?-0066

Petronio -66

Petronio Árbitro

Petronio Arbitro -66

Petronio Árbitro, Cayo

Petronio Arbitro , Gaio

Petronio Arbitro scrittore e politico romano

Petronio Arbitro , T.

Petronio Arbitro, T. -66

Petronio Arbitro, Tito

Petronio Arbitro Tito 00..?-0066

Petronio Arbitro, Titus

Petronio Arbitro, Titus -66

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Petronio, Caio

Petronio, Cayo

Petronio Cayo m. 66

Petronio escritor romano

Petronio , Gaio

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Petronius Arbiter, Caius

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Petronius Arbiter Gaius

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Petronius Arbiter, Gaius Titus

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Petronius Arbiter, Titi

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Petronius Arbiter Titus

Petronius Arbiter Titus 00..?-0066

Petronius Arbiter, Titus -66

Petronius Arbitrus, Titus

Petronius Arbitrus, Titus -66

Petronius, C.

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Petronius, Dichter

Petronius Gaius

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Petronius, Gaius -66

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Petronius, Gaius, d. 66 e.Kr.

Petronius, Gaius Titus, Arbiter

Petronius, Gajus

Petronius, Gajus -66

Petronius, Gajus Titus

Petronius, Gajus Titus -66

Petronius Niger, Titus, d.66

Petronius Roman courtier, supposed author of the Satyricon

Petronius romersk politiker och författare

Petronius romersk politiker og skribent

Petronius, Satirist

Petronius schrijver uit Oude Rome (27-66)

Petronius Titus

Petronius, Titus -66

Petronius, Titus A.

Petronius, Titus A. -66

Petronius, Titus Arbiter

Petronius, Titus Arbiter -66

Petronius, Titus, d. 66 e.Kr.


Petroniusz -66

Petroniusz Arbiter.

Petroniusz Arbiter, T.


Pitroniu Àrbitru

Pretonius Arbiter, Gaius, c.27-66

Publius Petronius Niger

T. Petronius Arbiter

Titus Petronius

Titus Petronius Niger

Titus Petronius römischer Schriftsteller


Гай Петроний Арбитр

Гай Петроний Арбитр -66


Петроний -66

Петроний А. Г

Петроний А. Г. -66

Петроний А. Т

Петроний А. Т. -66

Петроний Арбитр

Петроний Арбитр, Гай

Петроний Арбитр древнеримский писатель

Петроний Арбитр, Тит

Петроний Г

Петроний Г. -66

Петроний, Гай

Петрониј Арбитер

Петроній Арбітр

Тит Петроний Абитр

Тит Петроний Абитр -66

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