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Arbitri Nugae

Petronius’ Short Poems in the "Satyrica"


Aldo Setaioli

This book aims to provide a comprehensive inquiry into the short metrical intermezzos inserted in the prose narrative of Petronius’ Satyrica. The text of each poem has been thoroughly investigated; in addition, special attention has been devoted to their function in the context and to the aspects connecting Petronius with the literature and culture of his time. Numerous contacts with other ancient authors have been pointed out to illustrate Petronius’ attitude to the cultural and literary heritage on the one hand, and the character of his own work on the other.


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Chapter VI - Perverted Taste (Petr. 55.6; 93.2) 113


Chapter VI Perverted Taste (Petr. 55.6; 93.2)* 55.6 Luxuriae rictu Martis marcent moenia. Tuo palato clausus pavo pascitur plumato amictus aureo Babylonico, gallina tibi Numidica, tibi gallus spado; ciconia etiam, grata peregrina hospita, 5 pietat...

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