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  Petronius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If, however, we accept the identification of this author with the Petronius of Tacitus, Nero's courtier, we must suppose either that Massilia was his birthplace or, as is more likely, that Sidonius refers to the novel itself and that its scene was partly laid at Massilia.
The high position among Latin writers ascribed by Sidonius to Petronius, and the mention of him by Macrobius beside Menander among the humorists, when compared with the absolute silence of Quintilian, Juvenal and Martial, seem adverse to the opinion that the Satyricon was a work of the age of Nero.
In the novel Quo Vadis and its versions, C. Petronius is the preferred courtier of Nero, using his wit to adulate and mock him at the same time.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Petronius_Arbiter   (1037 words)

Petronius was Proconsul of Bithynia to a Master of the Emperor's pleasure (Nero).
Petronius became the arbiter of good taste during Nero's reign and he determined what was beautiful and delicate.
Petronius is quoted often yet all these references come from but three books.He was little referred to in literature of his peers.
www.dl.ket.org /latin2/historia/people/petronius.htm   (386 words)

 The Satyricon of Petronius
Gaius Petronius (~27-66 A.D.), the author of the Satyricon, was the emperor Nero's advisor in matters of luxury and extravagance (his unofficial title was arbiter elegantiae).
He was a lover of style, manners, and literature, and his personality was characterized by freedom, a lack of self-consciousness, a loose tongue, and an attitude.
Petronius probably read it in installments to his friends, and possibly to the court of Nero.
www.southwestern.edu /~carlg/Latin_Web/satyriconnotes.html   (1071 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Petronius is the only one of the three which recalls the reason why a guard was initially posted: `the parents of one of the crucified men, seeing the watch had been relaxed, took down the hanging body in the dark and gave it the final rites' (Sat.
Consider Petronius' account (unmatched by the others): the widow has recently lost her husband; the lover she has just as recently taken bursts in to tell her the terrible news; he threatens suicide, and her new-found happiness is threatened with greater sadness than before.
Petronius establishes the motivation of the widow's action to the extent that, although her behaviour is not presented as excusable, she is portrayed in such a way that Eumolpus' audience can sympathise with her (although, of course, they do not).
www.und.ac.za /und/classics/bxdw1.html   (2869 words)

Petronius is believed to have written a work on the life of the Egyptian monks (Vitæ patrum Ægypti monachorum); the author of this work, however, is Rufinus of Aquileia.
The treatise "De ordinatione episcopi", bearing the name of Petronius as author, is by the elder Petronius, who was a man of eloquence and wide acquaintance with the secular sciences.
According to Gennadius, Petronius died during the reign of Emperor Theodosius and Valentinian, i.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/11782a.htm   (522 words)

 Roman Emperors - DIR Petronius Maximus
The reign of Petronius Maximus brought to an end the dynasty of Valentinian and Theodosius, which had provided stability ever since 364, even during the troubled years of the fifth century under Honorius (395-423) and Valentinian III (425-455).
Czuth, Bela, "Petronius Maximus -- Kaiser der italischen Senatorenaristokratie (455)," Oikumene 4(1983) pp.253-258.
According to Hydatius, Palladius was the son from an earlier marriage of the short-lived emperor Petronius Maximus (455).
www.roman-emperors.org /petmax.htm   (2800 words)

It is argued that a principal object of Petronius' satire is artificiality (both literary and as reflected in modes of behavior) and self-delusion, which intervene between individuals and reality.
Petronius is a literary opportunist dealing with each situation in a way in which he can extract the most humor, satire, and parody.
All of Petronius' characters are there in one conglomeration; the emperor's sister puts in an appearance; all the action takes place at the party of Trimalchio, who is known also as Daddy Moolah.
chss2.montclair.edu /classics/Petronius/PSN1/PSNNO1.HTML   (3814 words)

 Classics Revisited (3) (Rexroth)
They are the first of their kind in literature, but from Petronius’ day to this they will be the common characters of all picaresque romance.
As a living body is sustained and nourished by its bloodstream, the style of Petronius is suffused by a sense of indefinable sorrow which haunts and corrupts all possible achievement.
Petronius, the adviser of Nero’s manhood, is a kind of anti-Seneca.
www.bopsecrets.org /rexroth/cr/3.htm   (3154 words)

 petronius-bibliography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Schmeling, G., " Petronius and the Satyrica, " in Latin Fiction: the Latin Novel in Context, ed., H. Hofmann.
Walsh, P.G. The Roman Novel: The "Satyricon" of Petronius and the "Metamorphoses" of Apuleius.
The Language of the Freedmen in Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis.
ccwf.cc.utexas.edu /~tjmoore/petronius-bibliography.htm.html   (308 words)

 Petronius Maximus
Petronius Maximus was born in about AD 396, his birthplace being unknown.
Being of obscure origin, Petronius Maximus achieved remarkable career early on in his life.
Though in the panic Petronius Maximus was completely abandoned, left to fend for himself by his bodyguard and entourage.
www.roman-empire.net /collapse/petronius.html   (460 words)

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Petronius repeated in public, it is true, that it was all one to him, and that he had spoken to Cæsar only privately, as the arbiter elegantiarum whose æsthetic taste was offended by a barbarous slaughter befitting Scythians and not Romans.
Petronius, who lived with incomparably greater show and elegance, could find nothing which offended his taste; and had just turned to Vinicius with that remark, when a slave, the velarius, pushed aside the curtain separating the atrium from the tablinum, and in the depth of the building appeared Aulus Plautius approaching hurriedly.
She was known to Petronius, though he did not visit Plautius, for he had seen her at the house of Antistia, the daughter of Rubelius Plautus, and besides at the house of Seneca and Polion.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/etext01/quvds11.txt   (19669 words)

 Bozia: Petronius', Apollonius', Theocritus' and Moschus' Visit to the Ekphrasis
Petronius draws his material from a variety of literary sources.
Petronius 'borrows' stylistic and verbal elements from Virgil intending to parody his character, Encolpius.
Petronius, however, refers, with his ekphrasis, both to facts that have already taken place and to facts that will take place.
www.camws.org /meeting/2006/abstracts/bozia.html   (451 words)

 Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz
Petronius closed his eyes again, and had given command to bear him to the tepidarium, when from behind the curtain the nomenclator looked in, announcing that young Marcus Vinicius, recently returned from Asia Minor, had come to visit him.
Petronius ordered to admit the guest to the tepidarium, to which he was borne himself.
Petronius had for him a certain weakness bordering on attachment, for Marcus was beautiful and athletic, a young man who knew how to preserve a certain aesthetic measure in his profligacy; this, Petronius prized above everything.
www.4literature.net /Henryk_Sienkiewicz/Quo_Vadis   (763 words)

 RIGZONE - Oil & Gas Field Development Projects - Petronius Field   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Petronius project, located in 1,754 feet of water in Viosca Knoll Block 786, began production of oil and gas on July 9, 2000. A compliant piled tower design, it is 610 m (2,001 feet) high, the tallest free-standing structure in the world (when including underwater structures).
The Petronius structure is a compliant tower design and is the tallest such structure installed to date.
Currently, Petronius is producing at approximately 75 percent of pre-Hurricane Ivan rates of some 53,000 gross barrels of oil equivalent per day.
www.rigzone.com /data/projects/project_detail.asp?project_id=11   (602 words)

 Petronius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Located in Viosca Knoll 786 approximately 130 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana, the Petronius platform is the tallest freestanding structure in the world.
Petronius is co-owned and operated by ChevronTexaco, and was constructed as a compliant tower with the inherent flexibility and strength to withstand extreme currents and severe weather conditions.
Potentially a future hub in the eastern Gulf of Mexico, Petronius is designed to provide processing and transportation services and is equipped to accommodate pipeline connections from adjacent third-party platforms.
www.marathon.com /Our_Business/Marathon_Oil_Company/Exploration_Production/Gulf_of_Mexico/Petronius   (169 words)

 glbtq >> literature >> Petronius
The only crime in Petronius' imagined universe, as the paired tales of the Widow of Ephesus and of the Boy of Pergamon suggest, is denying one's sexual appetites; such hypocrisy is punished, generally through comic ridicule.
The Satyricon is the prototype for such contemporary gay novels as John Rechy's City of Night (1963), Daniel Curzon's The Misadventures of Tim McPick (1975), and Luis Zapata's Adonis Garcia (1979), in which travel licenses sexual experimentation as well as indulgence.
A theory of art and an approach to living that influenced many European and American gay male and lesbian writers at the turn of the twentieth century, aestheticism stressed the independence of art from all moral and social conditions and judgments.
www.glbtq.com /literature/petronius.html   (695 words)

 Harvard University Press: Satyricon. Apocolocyntosis
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 (AD 41–54) and Nero (54–68).
The surviving parts of Petronius' 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.
www.hup.harvard.edu /catalog/L015.html   (317 words)

 Petronius Maximus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the Vandals looted the city and captured people as slaves or hostages, in response to the pleas of Pope Leo I, they desisted from more destructive behavior that accompanied the sack of a city – arson, torture, and murder.
Ralph W. Mathisen, "Petronius Maximus", De Imperatoribus Romanis.
This page was last modified 10:18, 4 April 2006.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Petronius_Maximus   (440 words)

 Amazon.com: The Satyricon: Books: Petronius,Seneca,William Arrowsmith   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Trimalchio's restroom breaks are like those times in the narrative where Petronius himself seems to take breaks from the actual plot, as in Eumolpus's extended and inane epic poem on the Roman civil war.
If Petronius was a participant in these entertainments, he certainly had had ample opportunity for first hand observations on low life and indeed much of this material found its way into his novel.
My suggestion would be if it's too obscure, a book on Petronius or Nero would've enlightened him but he's been busy reading Ann Coulter and reviewing her "book" to the tune of 5 stars instead.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0452010055?v=glance   (3020 words)

The name of one Gaius (?) Petronius who died in 65 A.D. has been for so long associated with the fragmentary novel called The Satyricon, that it seems petty at this time to argue the question of authorship.
Tacitus does give in about a page a vignette of Petronius, formerly consul and a governor of Bithynia, adding that he was a man of undisputed taste, which led to his being called (or appointed?) arbiter elegantiae, an interesting and unique title, but one whose meaning is not really clear.
The question still remains whether the kind of man Tacitus describes would be like to write a novel devoted to people of the lower classes, whether he would be as intimately aware of their language and their sociology as the writer of the Satyricon is.
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/LatinAuthors/Petronius.html   (800 words)

 Petronius on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When Tigellinus, a rival for the favor of Nero, caused the arrest of Petronius, the latter ended his own life, at Cumae, by slashing his veins.
The Latin style of Petronius is among the best of its period.
One of Texaco's Petronius Deck Modules Falls During Installation; Incident Causes Delay To Deepwater Project.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p/petroniu.asp   (350 words)

 petronius-papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
I envision for this course a paper of 10-15 pages, involving close reading of Petronius' text and consultation of various other primary and secondary sources.
A few areas which occur to me are public and private baths, Trimalchio's planned tomb as it compares with real tombs in Pompeii and elsewhere, tableware, wall painting, layout of cities and houses, hotels, shipping, and farm life (as evidenced in the reports from Trimalchio's latifundia).
Some schools that seem to me to have possibilities are narratology, structuralism, feminist theory, and Bakhtin's theory of the novel.
ccwf.cc.utexas.edu /~tjmoore/petronius-papers.html   (581 words)

 Tacitus on the death of Petronius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Then falling back into vice or affecting vice, he was chosen by Nero to be one of his few intimate associates, as a critic in matters of taste, while the emperor thought nothing charming or elegant in luxury unless Petronius had expressed to him his approval of it.
And so he worked on the prince's cruelty, which dominated every other passion, charging Petronius with having been the friend of Scaevinus, bribing a slave to become informer, robbing him of the means of defence, and hurrying into prison the greater part of his domestics.
It happened at the time that the emperor was on his way Campania and that Petronius, after going as far as Cumae, was there detained.
artemis.austincollege.edu /acad/hwc22/Rome/Pagans_v_Christians/Tacitus-Petronius.html   (482 words)

 THE SATYRICON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
From the standpoint of environment, Petronius, in the greater portion of his work, is an ancient; but one exception there is, and it is as brilliant as it is important.
The vagrant heroes of Petronius are the originals from whom directly, or indirectly, later authors drew that inspiration which resulted in the great mass of picaresque fiction; but, great as this is, it is not to this that the Satyricon owes its powerful influence upon the literature of the world.
From the very nature of the writings of such an author as Petronius, it is evident that the gaps in the text would have a marked tendency to stimulate the curiosity of literary forgers and to tempt their sagacity, literary or otherwise.
beryl.ils.unc.edu /~widger/folder/satyricon/pas8w10h/pas8w10h.html   (17059 words)

 Famous Quote by Gaius Petronius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The famous and inspirational quotation by Gaius Petronius detailed above is well known as an example of the famed verbal and spoken communication, citation or quotation used by the famous person.
Some of the quotes of Gaius Petronius will be familiar and some even deemed to be legendary and sometimes notorious quotes and quotations.
A quote by Gaius Petronius is often mis-spelt as qoute (qoutes) and quotation (qoutation) by Gaius Petronius..
www.famousquotes.me.uk /petronius_gaius   (139 words)

N.B.: This is only the barest of introductions to the extensive scholarship on Petronius and his work.
Boyce, B. The Language of the Freedmen in Petronius' Cena Trimalchionis.
Zeitlin, F.I. "Petronius as Paradox: Anarchy and Artistic Integrity" TAPA 102 (1971) 631-684.
www.utexas.edu /courses/petronius/petroniusbib.htm   (305 words)

 Petronius Arbiter
And, ever-helpful, the Iranians are continuing their efforts to give one to Israel.
From the most other-worldly regions of the spiritual plane, I have channeled the disembodied spirit of Gaius Petronius, bringing to you the wisdom and breast of the lost city of El Paso.
Petronius Arbiter, the author of this blog, is no one's advisor in matters of any sort (indeed his unofficial title is entirely self-applied).
petroniusarbiter.blogspot.com   (1151 words)

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