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The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Chapter Summary & Analysis - Dinner with Trimalchio Summary

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Dinner with Trimalchio Summary

Encolpius and his friends are invited to a dinner to be held by Trimalchio who is known to be a "terribly elegant" gentleman. Giton has agreed to pretend to be his friends' butler for the evening. At the party, they see eunuchs—one of whom carries a silver pissing bottle around for Trimalchio. The old host is playing ball with some young long-haired boys. Trimalchio is then wrapped in felt and placed into a litter. He is carried away with his favorite young boy accompanying him. Encolpius and his friends follow the litter.

The dining hall has a mural of Trimalchio along with the gods Mercury and Minerva. Elegant appetizers and delicious main courses are served at the dinner. Finally, the host, Trimalchio, is carried in and placed at the head of the table. He is dressed in a red coat, purple...

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