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The Satyricon of Petronius / The Apocolocyntosis of Seneca Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

What meaning does the word "Apocolocyntosis" have? Who did Seneca probably have in mind when he named his political satire, The Apocolocyntosis?

Eumolpus is a poet and intellect. Why does Encolpius become irritated with Eumolpus when he begins reciting poetry and what advice does he give Eumolpus? What do the townspeople do in reaction to Eumolpus' recitations?

What disguise does Eumolpus dream up for Encolpius and Giton when they are caught on the ship owned by Lichas who is angry at the two boys and is looking for them?

When Giton returns to Encolpius, who is hunting for him and what reward is announced by the town crier for his return? Who wants to turn him in for the reward money?

Why is the witch Proselenus and the high priestess Oenothea dispatched by Circe? What do they do to help Encolpius?

When the gods discuss whether Claudius...

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