[pi-troh-nee-uh s]


Ga·ius [gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/, Gaius Petronius ArbiterArbiter Elegantiae, died a.d. 66?, Roman satirist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of petronius

  • He studiously prevented any other individual from becoming the Petronius of the circle.

    The Young Duke

    Benjamin Disraeli

  • 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.

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for petronius



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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