The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca - Eumolpus Summary & Analysis

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Eumolpus Summary

Encolpius, Ascyltus and Giton make their way home. Encolpius is so drunk that he doesn't notice when in the middle of the night Ascyltus steals Giton away to his bed. The next morning Encolpius feels like killing them both but instead tells Ascyltus to leave. Ascyltus declares that since they share all their loot, they should share the boy as well. He takes his sword and threatens to cut Giton in half. Encolpius draws his sword and challenges Ascyltus to a duel. Giton pleas for them to kill him rather than hurt each other. Ascyltus declares that Giton needs to chose which lover to be with. Giton chooses Ascyltus and Encolpius is rendered heartbroken.

Encolpius travels to the seaside. He is alone and miserable. He mourns over the loss of Giton and feels betrayed by Ascyltus. He plans revenge but a soldier he encounters takes his sword...

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