- a satirical novel, interspersed with verse, written in the 1st century a.d. by Petronius, extant in fragments.
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The "Satyricon" of Petronius was originally a lengthy novel of which there remains to us only about a hundred pages.
During this period, Petronius gave vent to his indignation, in the satire transmitted under his name by the title of Satyricon.
The Satyricon of Petronius is one of the most curious productions in the Latin language.
In the following year the second part of the Satyricon appeared in Paris.
At a somewhat later stage we have, not merely plebeian, but also provincial Latin represented in the Satyricon of Petronius.