Satyricon Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Satyricon.

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  • 11 Literature Criticisms
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Essays & Analysis (12)

4,779 words, approx. 16 pages
In the following essay, Bowen summarizes the Satyricon, with particular emphasis on the section called "Trimalchio's Dinner. " Fiction is the all-prevailing form of literature tod... Read more
11,413 words, approx. 39 pages
In the following essay, first published in 1940, Todd provides an overview of the Satyricon, including a consideration of its possible models, and a detailed synopsis of the Trimalchio's Dinner... Read more
11,430 words, approx. 39 pages
In the following essay, Bagnani explains the difficulties and contradictions that must be overcome in determining the authorship and date of composition of the Satyricon; rejects arguments of other sc... Read more
1,365 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following essay, Cabaniss contends that Petronius was familiar with the pre-literary Christian gospel and presents several passages from the Satyricon that he believes allude to it. Several yea... Read more
5,795 words, approx. 20 pages
In the following essay, Sullivan contends that the psychosexual interests—particularly exhibitionism—of the characters in the Satyricon reflect Petronius's own, and are thus valid... Read more
1,836 words, approx. 7 pages
In the following essay, Schmeling considers Petronius's intent in the Satyricon, concluding that the author sought to entertain, and that the moral aspects of the satire are present only as a p... Read more
10,518 words, approx. 36 pages
In the following essay, Rankin studies some of the major characters in the Satyricon as well as the dis.contented society in which they lived. Within the broken economy of the Satyricon's remai... Read more
21,674 words, approx. 73 pages
In the following essay, Zeitlin contends that the inconsistencies, ambiguities, and incongruities of the Satyricon are deliberate and that they reflect Petronius's worldview, which embraced irr... Read more
6,024 words, approx. 21 pages
In the following essay, Mendell argues that the Satyricon is not a realistic but rather a romantic novel, and that it is neither a parody nor a satire, although it contains elements of both. Some year... Read more
7,858 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following essay, Perry rejects several proposed literary forerunners of the Satyricon, contending that its more likely model was the straightforward comic narrative. In the present state of our... Read more
2,678 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following essay, Hadas gives specific examples of Oriental elements in the speech of particular characters in the Satyricon. The art of Petronius in suiting language to character has often been... Read more
1,053 words, approx. 4 pages
While in the course of reading Petronious's "The Satyricon", I began to recognize that our present day culture here in the United States sounded somewhat similar to that of the Ancient Romans in term... Read more