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Themes and 'Satyricon'
This paper discusses various themes of the work 'Satyricon' by Petronius.
# 123137 | 1,000 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Anthropology (Cultural) , History (Greek and Roman) , Literature (Greek and Roman)

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This essay discusses the themes of sex, death, eating, and bathing in Petronius' 'Satyricon'. Revolving around the preoccupations of Romans in daily life, the essay argues these themes are connected because they represent the concerns of most Romans during the reign of Nero.

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"The work thought to be written by Petronius Arbiter during the reign of Nero entitled 'Satyricon' is illustrated pervasive references to sex bathing eating and death. The debauchery and licentiousness associated with Rome during this era is one aspect of Ancient Roman culture that describes so many images of things related to human appetite and desire. However another aspect of Ancient Roman culture responsible for this focus by Petronius is a literary reaction against the lofty and noble content of writers of Ancient Greek and ..."

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