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Petronius (–66)

Nero had become emperor in 54 A.D., and his interest in theater and luxury led him to appoint a courtier named Petronius (praenomen probably Titus or possibly Gaius) as his Arbiter elegantiae or judge of elegance. Described as a man who "made luxury a fine art" and "who spent his days sleeping and his nights working and enjoying himself" by ... See full bio »

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Satyricon Writer
Eigentijds Writer


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 2001 El satiricon (TV Movie) (play)
 1999 Rome: Power & Glory (Video documentary) (writings)
 1973 Eigentijds (TV Series documentary) (1 episode)
- Satyricon (1973)
 1969 Fellini - Satyricon (book "Satyricon")
 1969 Satyricon (book)
 1965 Amor amor amor (story "The Widow of Ephesus" from "Satyricon" - segment "La Viuda", as Petronio)

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Other Works:

(61 A.D.) Novel: "Satyricon" (filmed as Fellini - Satyricon (1969)). NOTE: Although written in 61 AD, it was not published until '1664.

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Alternate Names:

Petronio Arbitro | Petronio

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