Petronius

Petronius

Petronius
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1st century AD Roman courtier and author of the Satyricon

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According to Wikipedia, Gaius Petronius Arbiter was a Roman courtier during the reign of Nero. He is generally believed to be the author of the Satyricon, a satirical novel believed to have been written during the Neronian era . He is one of the most important characters in Henryk Sienkiewicz' historical novel Quo Vadis . Leo Genn portrays him in the 1951 film of the same name.

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