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Satyricon / Apocolocyntosis [KINDLE] ✽ Satyricon / Apocolocyntosis Author Petronius – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk 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 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 CE and Nero 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 Satyricon / ePUB í 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,CEThe 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 vulgar style It parodies and otherwise attacks bad taste in literature, pedantry and hollow societyApocolocyntosis, Pumpkinification instead of deification , is probably by Seneca the wealthy philosopher and courtier caBCECE It is a medley of prose and verse and a political satire on the Emperor Claudius written soon after he died inCE and was deified.


10 thoughts on “Satyricon / Apocolocyntosis

  1. MJ Nicholls MJ Nicholls says:

    The Satyricon is a fragment of what could have been the first Rabelaisian romp pre Rabelais although the critics say Menippean satire , but in its extant form consists of a terrific dinner party satire that presaged all those fabulous 1990s UK comedy dramas starring Fay Ripley, a gay lover swap scene that presaged all the fabulous work in Will Grace, and some adventures in whoring and sailing that presaged the picaresque The Apocolocyntosis is Seneca s squib against Caesar and is drowned und The Satyricon is a fragment of what could have been the first Rabelaisian romp pre Rabelais although the critics say Menippean satire , but in its extant form consists of a terrific dinner party satire that presaged all those fabulous 1990s UK comedy dramas starring Fay Ripley, a gay lover swap scene that presaged all the fabulous work in Will Grace, and some adventures in whoring and sailing that presaged the picaresque The Apocolocyntosis is Seneca s squib against Caesar and is drowned under seven pages of necessary footnotes the work is nine pages long so makes for no fun to read The academic introducing this old Penguin Classics twofer edition was pedantic and could have done with a quick trip to the House of Holes


  2. Nathan "N.R." Gaddis Nathan "N.R." Gaddis says:

    Of all the lost classical works of antiquity whose loss we have to mourn, for me, Petronius The Satyricon ranks among the top five I mean though, that we do have these few choice fragmentary morsels to relish I d also like to have that rud Aristotelian treatise on comedy Included in this Penguin edition is also The Pumpkinification of the Divine Claudius which is a short little gem Included here because both it and The Satyricon are from The Age of Nero See what I did there Of all the lost classical works of antiquity whose loss we have to mourn, for me, Petronius The Satyricon ranks among the top five I mean though, that we do have these few choice fragmentary morsels to relish I d also like to have that rud Aristotelian treatise on comedy Included in this Penguin edition is also The Pumpkinification of the Divine Claudius which is a short little gem Included here because both it and The Satyricon are from The Age of Nero See what I did there


  3. Daniel Frontino Elash Daniel Frontino Elash says:

    It s hard not to be disappointed with novels, when the first one out the gate was such a triumph of seething faggotry No one told you about this book because it is so awesome and will make you wish you were gay er If you live an entire life without having read this book, you have wasted it Read a current translation, this is the kind of stuff they used to censor really very hard Though if you enjoy ridiculous paraphrasing, you may find some residual pleasures in that.If it simply must be he It s hard not to be disappointed with novels, when the first one out the gate was such a triumph of seething faggotry No one told you about this book because it is so awesome and will make you wish you were gay er If you live an entire life without having read this book, you have wasted it Read a current translation, this is the kind of stuff they used to censor really very hard Though if you enjoy ridiculous paraphrasing, you may find some residual pleasures in that.If it simply must be heterosexual enough for you, don t go away all butt hurt, that s why Apuleius wrote The Golden Ass for you Go, leaving this treasure of human patrimony for the rest of us.Ah, Roman literature, where everyone wins


  4. Lydia Lydia says:

    The Satyricon was fucking wild from beginning to end What a ride A stuff all round The Apocolocyntosis was less so There are a lot of notes for it Like just over 8 pages of notes for a work that s just over 12 pages So that kind of takes away from the overall reading experience Was okay though I m sure it s technically better than okay but a how much did Lydia enjoy the reading experience factor, it was just okay The Satyricon was great though I loved it oh my god And Sullivan s The Satyricon was fucking wild from beginning to end What a ride A stuff all round The Apocolocyntosis was less so There are a lot of notes for it Like just over 8 pages of notes for a work that s just over 12 pages So that kind of takes away from the overall reading experience Was okay though I m sure it s technically better than okay but a how much did Lydia enjoy the reading experience factor, it was just okay The Satyricon was great though I loved it oh my god And Sullivan s translation was really easy and accessible to read And he spared no details when it came to the many sexual encounters, it was quite a lot to deal with tbh Still loved it though


  5. Annie Annie says:

    The Satyricon isn t quite as fucked up or chaotic as the Golden Ass, but still highly entertaining for anyone who likes the classical world Trimalchio is the ultimate obscenely wealthy ass, a sort of proto Donald Trump but with the zaniness of Willy Wonka, who dries his hands on his servants hair, and serves whole sows to eat and when you cut into it birds fly out, and makes his dinner guests pretend he s dead and stages the funeral.


  6. shakespeareandspice shakespeareandspice says:

    Dnf


  7. Lee Foust Lee Foust says:

    Seems like the third of fourth time I ve read through dear old Petronius s Nero s arbiter of taste recovered fragments Not sure what it is exactly about it that keeps me coming back The desire to taste the Roman world in my mind s eye as well as physically when I see the ruins since I live in Italy I m often reminded of the peninsula s Roman past by an architectural fragment or a national monument of some sort Or my desire, perhaps, to be reminded of the earliest European use of prose, sat Seems like the third of fourth time I ve read through dear old Petronius s Nero s arbiter of taste recovered fragments Not sure what it is exactly about it that keeps me coming back The desire to taste the Roman world in my mind s eye as well as physically when I see the ruins since I live in Italy I m often reminded of the peninsula s Roman past by an architectural fragment or a national monument of some sort Or my desire, perhaps, to be reminded of the earliest European use of prose, satire s key place in the development of the art of writing in prose, and what today we call the novel Although very pre rise of the bourgeois to which, in class, I attribute the rise of the long prose form in Europe there s still some of that realism we expect from a novel even if it s really only the staples of the technique of realism comedy and low subjects like scrounging, theft, and prostitution that we confuse with reality because they re far from the ideals of romantic love and upper class adventures of heroes and kings, which we commoners find fanciful and imaginative.Anyway, The Satyricon fills these desires in me to revisit the ancient world for a bit this time through I brought the book with me while touring Palermo and Agrigento over my winter break and to remember these forgotten origins of prose story telling and to see how that makes me feel about my own works in prose This time it made me feel pretty good Of course the text is frustratingly fragmentary how I d love to be able to read the whole thing, if Petronius lived long enough to write it I feel a kindred spirit certainly in the arbiter s sense of humor and his desire to lampoon the social s of the Neronian empire a period so like our own, I should add fatuously although his literary criticism strikes me as stale, nostalgic, even reactionary But that s also where satire is tricky Could the translator be wrong in assuming Petronius s literary tastes to be the same as Eumolpus s I mean, Eumolpus is a poet who gets pelted by rocks and or beaten by crowds of listeners whenever he begins reciting his verse Just sayin.PS There s also and I m not sure why I only noticed it this time through a Poundian Through Usura poem embedded in the text Was the passage from The Satyricon Pound s inspiration for his canto on usury I m assuming so Either that or the translator has echoed Pound s poem in rendering Petronius into English I m going to go look that up now.Note to PS I looked and nothing A few cantos later Pound invokes Trimalchio s famous story of seeing the ancient Cumean Sybil which Pound made famous by getting Eliot to use it as the epigram for The Wasteland Are there any Pound scholars out there willing to inform me I haven t a reader s guide to my Cantos Insert unhappy face here PPS Seneca s little satire added to this Penguin translation of The Satyricon is also good for a little chuckle although I kept seeing Derek Jacobi from the BBC s version of Graves s I, Claudius as the ridiculous old emperor Hard not to adore lovable old Derek so the mean jibes at Claudius seemed, therefore, cruel Tho I suppose putting people to death is every leader s most baneful responsibility let s hope all leaders are welcomed into the afterlife by the spirits of those they killed I d like to think that power only exists on earth and that there s some greater universal comeuppance beyond the veil, old Dantist that I am, although that s the most wishful thinking of all especially in this dark political day on the eve of the inauguration of the world s biggest buffoon to politics most coveted office.PPPS The day after, nagging thoughts And what about the theme of death Trimalchio stages innocently, it seems, at the time, in the banquet scene his own false funeral to see everyone love him posthumously which dovetails with the ending of the last fragment as we have it of the legacy hunters having to eat the corpse of their benefactor after death, and even in all of the metaphors that Encolpius uses for his lost Priapan power and his organ s returning from the dead lead by Mercury himself in the episode with the old crones Hmnhmn nothing funnier than death to a Stoic


  8. Petruccio Hambasket IV Petruccio Hambasket IV says:

    The addictions, the low pleasures, the mental spark guttering out with the wine Jesus Christ, where to start with this one Due to the missing fragments embedded throughout the work reading the Satyricon often feels like you re lapsing in and out of a debauched cycle of Roman nightmares The tale feels incredibly modern and often reminds me quite a bit of Apuleius way of setting the stage, I reckon mostly because both are first person Latin novels possibly frame narrative The dinner sceThe addictions, the low pleasures, the mental spark guttering out with the wine Jesus Christ, where to start with this one Due to the missing fragments embedded throughout the work reading the Satyricon often feels like you re lapsing in and out of a debauched cycle of Roman nightmares The tale feels incredibly modern and often reminds me quite a bit of Apuleius way of setting the stage, I reckon mostly because both are first person Latin novels possibly frame narrative The dinner scene with Trimalchio has to probably contain my favorite insult in the world,But you re still wet from your mother s milk and not up to your ABC yetas someone already suggested this type of writing feels incredibly Rabelaisian It s not hard to imagine Panurge blurting something like this out But if we are to compare what Petronius has done here with Rabelais work any book we mustn t get too ahead of ourselves in terms of style The Satyricon is not an encyclopedia of philosophical discourses and it surely doesn t fling shit on the Sorbonnes any chance it gets The Satyricon rather presents aup front type of humor, letting you see the action as if you yourself were a diner sitting beside Encolpius, occasionally whispering some funny witticism in his ear.A fun read, real shame that it s missing gargantuan sorry chunks


  9. Risa Risa says:

    if you love food and bawdy tales.


  10. MH MH says:

    Petronius s picaresque tale of the sexual adventures of Encolpius and his changing companions has only survived in fragments there are five extant chapters from a work that was probably ten times as long These disparate episodes involve a shipwreck, some brawling, a famous dinner party scene, and a jaw dropping amount of sex, plainly described in the first chapter alone men, women, and children get busy in a wide variety of combinations, some consensual and some not, all presented as saucy Petronius s picaresque tale of the sexual adventures of Encolpius and his changing companions has only survived in fragments there are five extant chapters from a work that was probably ten times as long These disparate episodes involve a shipwreck, some brawling, a famous dinner party scene, and a jaw dropping amount of sex, plainly described in the first chapter alone men, women, and children get busy in a wide variety of combinations, some consensual and some not, all presented as saucy and comedic The jolly episodes of rape and child sex made the Satyricon difficult for me to read for pleasure, although Sullivan s introduction and thorough notes are excellent and there is a half fascinated shock value to reading vulgar comedy from the ancient world


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