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Cena Trimalchionis 00 Exordium
Cena Trimalchionis 01 Initium
Cena Trimalchionis 02 De Trimalchione in balneo
Cena Trimalchionis 03 De Domo Trimalchionis
Cena Trimalchionis 04 Discumbunt convivae; gustatio affertur
Cena Trimalchionis 05 Trimalchio accumbit mirabiliter exornatus
Cena Trimalchionis 06 Vinum centum annorum
Cena Trimalchionis 07 Ferculum primum, duodecim signa caelestia
Cena Trimalchionis 08 De Fortunata, de divitiis Trimalchionis, de collibertis
Cena Trimalchionis 09 Trimalchio astrologus de duodecim signis
Cena Trimalchionis 10 Ferculum secundum, aper cum venationis apparatu
Cena Trimalchionis 11 Sermo conviviarum, Dama de frigore, Seleucus de funere
Cena Trimalchionis 12 Phileros de Chrysantho mortuo
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Cēna Trimalchiōnis is perhaps the most famous part of the Satyricon by Petronius, who wrote this ancient novel in the 1st century AD. While only parts of the Satyricon survive, chapters 26-78 of book XV, which has been preserved nearly in its entirety, show us the famous Dinner of Trimalchio, regarded as emblematic of Menippean satire. In his insightful depiction of everyday Roman life, Petronius delights in exposing the vulgarity and pretentiousness of the illiterate and ostentatious wealthy of his age.
The recording is from the LLPSI version which can be found on Amazon here.