Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Introduction: The Satyricon Abstract
* The introduction was written by the book's translator, Professor J. P. Sullivan.
* "The Satyricon" was written by Titus Petronius who served in the court of the Roman ruler, Nero.
* There is some controversy about the authorship of "The Satyricon."
* Some scholars...
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