Essay Topic 1
In both stories ("The Satyricon" and "The Apocolocyntosis"), authorship is questioned by various scholars. How does the consensus prove who wrote which? How do they know the stories are by different authors?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss in detail Seneca's exile and what brought him out of exile.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the role of women in "The Satyricon."
Essay Topic 4
Discuss the primary gods/goddesses involved in Claudius' trial in "The Apocolocyntosis." Who were they, what did they represent and what position did they take on Claudius' request?
Essay Topic 5
In "The Satyricon," what is the significance of Eumolpus' poetry about the history of Rome? What point is the author trying to make with it and the monologue that leads up to it?
Essay Topic 6
Discuss the life of Petronius and his role in the emperor's court.
Essay Topic 7
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