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This version by a translator who understands the high art of low humor is conspicuously funny TimeWilliam Arrowsmith s translation of The Satyricon meets the two fundamental requirements of the translator s art perfect fidelity to the original and a vitality of style that tempts the reader to believe that the English version is not a translation A classic of literature Allen TateArrowsmith s brilliant translation at one stroke renders every other version obsolete London Times Literary SupplementTHE SATYRICON OF Gaius Petronius, Arbiter to Nero Petronius bawdy masterpiece is considered by some to be an early form of the novel Petronius had the notable job of advising Roman emperor Nero on style and fashion After an unfortunate falling out with Nero, Petronius was forced to commit suicide Belated revenge came in the form of his will, which when read aloud in the Roman Forum, viciously mocked the mostly mad emperor The Satyricon is a satire, intended to provoke laughter as well as disgust or censure It has given our modern society much of the picture it has of Roman life beyond ancient monuments and Imperial inscriptions A thinly veiled exaggeration of reality, The Satyricon makes the days of doomed Herculaneum and Pompeii real and paints unforgettable pictures of Roman excess, including Trimalchio s famous feastThis version by a translator who understands the high art of low humor is conspicuously funny TimeWilliam Arrowsmith s translation of The Satyricon meets the two fundamental requirements of the translator s art perfect fidelity to the original and a vitality of style that tempts the reader to believe that the English version is not a translation A classic of literature Allen TateArrowsmith s brilliant translation at one stroke renders every other version obsolete London Times Literary SupplementTHE SATYRICON OF Gaius Petronius, Arbiter to Nero Petronius bawdy masterpiece is considered by some to be an early form of the novel Petronius had the notable job of advising Roman emperor Nero on style and fashion After an unfortunate falling out with Nero, Petronius was forced to commit suicide Belated revenge came in the form of his will, which when read aloud in the Roman Forum, viciously mocked the mostly mad emperor The Satyricon is a satire, intended to provoke laughter as well as disgust or censure It has given our modern society much of the picture it has of Roman life beyond ancient monuments and Imperial inscriptions A thinly veiled exaggeration of reality, The Satyricon makes the days of doomed Herculaneum and Pompeii real and paints unforgettable pictures of Roman excess, including Trimalchio s famous feast