The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Setting & Symbolism

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Puteoli, appears in The Satyricon

Puteoli is the town in the Mediterranean region where the story of The Satyricon begins. Encolpius the narrator and main character and his companions are newly arriving students in Puteoli.

Trimalchio's Dining Hall, appears in The Satyricon

Trimalchio is a wealthy resident of Puteoli. He holds an elaborate dinner with exotic delicacies and entertainment for his guests. The dining hall is huge and decorated with murals of the gods and huge chained dogs guard the exits. There are signs posted warning slaves not to leave the premises and other signs giving instructions to guests, for example, "Do Not Enter with Your Left Foot." A person entering a doorway with his left food would bring bad luck to Trimalchio's household. Encolpius and his companions attend the dinner.

Pergamum, appears in The Satyricon

Encolpius is heartbroken when he loses his love, Giton. He flees to...

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