- Ga·ius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/, Gaius Petronius ArbiterArbiter Elegantiae, died a.d. 66?, Roman satirist.
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He studiously prevented any other individual from becoming the Petronius of the circle.The Young Duke
Amongst the small boys he ranked as the Petronius of the Lower School.The Hill
Horace Annesley Vachell
And he did not even feel that Petronius covered his head that moment with the toga.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year
And thus did Aristobulus, and the rest with him, supplicate Petronius.
And by this means Petronius escaped that danger of death, which he could not foresee.
- 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