Petronius' Satyricon is a rampant and vivacious Roman adventure dating back to the first century, during the reign of Nero.
It follows the exploits of Encolpius, an impoverished ex-gladiator, and his boy-lover Giton.
The action is fleet and the narrativesweeping: over the course of their journey we meet a host of lewd and comical rogues, including beggars, prostitutes, poets, sodomites and pedants, and witness many strange and curious events, including a remarkably vulgar multi-course feast, hosted by the pompous nouveau riche Trimalchio.
Considered the Odyssey of the illicit and debaucherous, the Satyricon is anexhilarating look at the underbelly of Roman society.
- Format: CD-Audio
- Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks
- Publication Date: 31/05/2018
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781781981269
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