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    • The Satyricon

    • By: Petronius
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Boulton
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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 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

    • 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 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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

    • 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