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This is an auction for THE SATYRICON, by T. Petronius Arbiter.

Translated by Burnaby with an introduction by C K Scott Moncrieff.

From Wikipedia:

"Satyricon (or Satyrica) is a Latin work of fiction in a mixture of prose and poetry. It is believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius, though the manuscript tradition identifies the author as a certain Titus Petronius. The surviving portions of the text detail the misadventures of the narrator, Encolpius, and his lover, a 16-year-old boy named Giton. Throughout the novel, Encolpius has a hard time keeping his lover faithful to him as he is constantly being enticed away by others. Encolpius's friend Ascyltus (who seems to have previously been in a relationship with Encolpius) is another major character. It is a rare example of a Roman novel, the only other surviving example (quite different in style and plot) being Metamorphoses, written by Lucius Apuleius. It is also extremely important evidence for the reconstruction of what everyday life must have been like for the lower classes during the early Roman Empire... The text was copied throughout the Middle Ages. Satyricon has been translated into several languages and has been one of the bestsellers of Western literature. Because of the status of the extant original texts of Satyricon, the true intent of Petronius' novel is unknown; it may be a satire with a moral component, or a satyr, with no purpose but revenge for Nero's dismissal of Seneca..."

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Hardback 1964.

227 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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