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    • The Satyricon

    • By: Petronius
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Libidinous, licentious, salacious and very, very funny, The Satyricon is one of the most remarkable documents from ancient Rome. It tells the ribald story of Encolpius, a man of active and varied appetites (powered notably by his passion for his favourite lover, the handsome Giton), who plunges without inhibition into the life of Roman pleasures: orgies of food, feasting, abundant sex and escapades. The kind of hedonism found occasionally in Roman mosaics is here brought to life.

    Regular price: $18.97

    • The World's Oldest Short Stories

    • Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome
    • By: Herodotus, Theocritus, Petronius, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spirit World

    • By S. Creutz on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Satyricon

    • By: Petronius
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Petronius’ Satyricon is a rampant and vivacious Roman adventure dating back to the first century, during the reign of Nero. It follows the exploits of Encolpius, an impoverished ex-gladiator, and his boy-lover Giton. The action is fleet and the narrative sweeping: over the course of their journey we meet a host of lewd and comical rogues, including beggars, prostitutes, poets, sodomites, and pedants, and witness many strange and curious events, including a remarkably vulgar multi-course feast, hosted by the pompous nouveau riche Trimalchio 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Translation includes forgeries

    • By Simon on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $29.39

    • Qualtinger liest aus Satyricon

    • By: Petronius Arbiter
    • Narrated by: Helmut Qualtinger
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Der Erzähler Encolpius berichtet von Abenteuern, die er mit Ascyltos und seinem Geliebten Giton durchlebt. Die einleitenden Szenen zeigen ein ungehemmtes, ausschweifendes Leben...

    Regular price: $4.58