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arbiter elegantiae

[ahr-bi-ter ey-le-gahn-tee-ahy; English ahr-bi-ter el-uh-gan-shee-ee] /ˈɑr bɪˌtɛr ˌeɪ lɛˈgɑn tiˌaɪ; English ˈɑr bɪ tər ˌɛl əˈgæn ʃiˌi/
noun, Latin.
1.
a judge of elegance or matters of taste.
Also, arbiter elegantiarum
[ahr-bi-ter ey-le-gahn-tee-ah-roo m; English ahr-bi-ter el-uh-gan-shee-air-uh m] /ˈɑr bɪˌtɛr ˌeɪ lɛˌgɑn tiˈɑ rʊm; English ˈɑr bɪ tər ˌɛl əˌgæn ʃiˈɛər əm/ (Show IPA)
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Petronius

[pi-troh-nee-uh s] /pɪˈtroʊ ni əs/
noun
1.
Gaius
[gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/ (Show IPA),
(Gaius Petronius Arbiter"Arbiter Elegantiae") died a.d. 66? Roman satirist.
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  • White and trembling, the noble was not now the exquisite arbiter elegantiae; nor the imperturbable Augustian.

    Triplanetary Edward Elmer Smith
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Petronius

/pɪˈtrəʊnɪəs/
noun
1.
Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs), known as Petronius Arbiter. died 66 ad, Roman satirist, supposed author of the Satyricon, a picaresque account of the licentiousness of contemporary society
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