ISBN10: 0452010055 ISBN13: 9780452010055 Publisher: Penguin USA (P) Published: Feb 1 1990 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
William Arrowsmith's translation--a lively, modern, unexpurgated text--recaptures all the ribald humor of Petronius's picaresque satire. It tells the hilarious story of the pleasure-seeking adventures of an educated rogue, Encolpius, his handsome serving boy, Giton, and Ascyltus, who lusts after Giton--three impure pilgrims who live by their wits and other men's purses. The Satyricon unfailingly turns every weakness of the flesh, every foible of the mind, to laughter.