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The Satyricon


Narrator Jonathan Keeble

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

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Petronius’ The 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 narrative sweeping: 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 an exhilarating look at the underbelly of Roman society. Updated translation by W.C. Firebaugh.
Duration: about 6 hours (06:17:05)
Publishing date: 2018-05-11; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —