Complete and Illustrated with Introduction, Forgeries of Nodot and Marchena, Synopsis and Analysis of The Satyricon by Petronius Arbiter.
The Satyricon is the most celebrated prose work to have survived from the ancient world. It recounts the the sleazy progress of the narrator, Encolpius, and his lover, a handsome sixteen year old boy named Giton as they wander through the cities of the southernMediterranean in the age of Nero.
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Complete and unexpurgated translation by W. C. Firebaugh, in which are incorporated the forgeries of Nodot and Marchena, and the readings introduced into the text by De Salas.
"The lovely Tryphaena pleased my taste, and listened willingly to my vows, but hardly had I had time to enjoy her favors when Lycas, in a towering rage because his preserves had been secretly invaded, demanded that I indemnify him in her stead. She was an old flame of his, so he broached the subject of a mutual exchange of favors. Burning with lust, ..." -- excerpt from Chapter 11.