Is There a Parody between Seneca and Petronius?



Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Graeco-Latina Brunensia
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Petronius; Seneca; Nero; Trimalchio; Maecenas; parodie
Description This article concentrates predominantly on relationship between the two men of letters– Petronius and Seneca – living in the period of Emperor Nero’s reign. I shall attempt to provide an overview of common features appearing in the works of both authors, but I would particularly like to maintain that connection between Seneca and Petronius ran much deeper than might have seemed at the time and that it concerned not only Petronius’s work Satyricon and Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis but also other Seneca’s works (e.g. Epistulae morales ad Lucilium).

You are running an old browser version. We recommend updating your browser to its latest version.