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

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When the trio arrives in Croton, they are asked for their identity. They tell their lies to the people who immediately begin catering to the "wealthy" Eumolpus. Eumolpus begins to believe his own lies, boasting about his importance in Croton. Encolpius is not enjoying their stay, however, he is worried that their scheme will be exposed.

Encolpius is approached by a maid who declares how sexually attractive he is. She wonders if he sells himself or gives it away. Her mistress is very interested in him. Encolpius thinks it is the maid herself who wants him. She laughs and tells him she only has relations with knights. Encolpius thinks it strange that the mistress is attracted to slaves while the maid, a slave herself, only goes for the higher class. The maid brings the woman to Encolpius. She is breathtakingly beautiful. She tells him she learned that...

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