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The Satyricon

Gaius Petronius Arbiter

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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

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. As with the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, classical scholars often describe it as a "Roman novel", without necessarily implying continuity with the modern literary form. The surviving portions of the text detail the misadventures of the narrator, Encolpius, and his lover, a handsome sixteen-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. (Summary taken from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 36m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

25:53


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

18:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

20:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:41


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

22:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

23:27


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

21:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

27:35


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

26:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:36


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

31:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:20


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

37:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:25


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:30