Agenda. Recap & Update From Juvenal to Petronius The World of the Satyricon Morality and Society Under Nero Petronius 1 Immoral Morality Discussion What Would Petronius Think?. Recap & Update. From Juvenal to Petronius. Holt Parker’s “Teratogenic Grid”.
From Juvenal to Petronius
Holt Parker. “The Teratogenic Grid.” Roman Sexualities. Eds. Judith P. Hallett, and Marilyn B. Skinner. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. 47–65. Print.
(Phileros on old Chrysanthus) “And you know how old he was when he died? Seventy and then some. But carried it beautifully, hard as nails (corneolus) … he was horny (salax), right to the end. By god, I’ll bet he even pestered the dog. Boys were what he really liked (pullariuserat), but he wasn’t choosy: he’d jump anything with legs.” (pp. 51–52)
Barton, Carlin A. The Sorrows of the Ancient Romans: The Gladiator and the Monster. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.
A gladiator fights his own phallus.(1st-cent. CE Wind-chime from Pompeii)
Treggiari, Susan. Roman Marriage: IustiConiuges from the Time of Cicero to the Time of Ulpian. Oxford and New York: Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, 1991. Print.
McGinn, Thomas A. Prostitution, Sexuality, and the Law in Ancient Rome. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Print.
2 Hypocritical moralists
6 Misogyny gone wild
Gallery of women
Lust for infamia
Morality and Society Under Nero
Large Dining Room (triclinium)
Large Dining Room(triclinium)
What do you see?
Encolpius & …
Encolpius gladiator kills Lycurgus lanista
Lichas (Enc’s affair w/ wife)
Tryphaena (theft of Giton)
“Brothers” & Quartilla
offense vs. Priapus
“Bros.’ ” Oratory, escapades about town
Reunion w/ Quartilla
Priapic offense atoned for?
Dinner w/ Trimalchio
Preserved text (cont.)
Eumolpus & “bros.”
reunion w/ Lichas, Tryphaena
widow of Ephesus
theft of Isis’ gear
Con in Croton
Eumolpus’ willSatyricon: Plot Outline
What Would Petronius Think?
“Then why … must every nagging prude … denounce my work as lewd? … I write of every human act / admitted to be true. … Let prudes … heed … Epicurus …, that … pleasure is the goal of all….” (pp. 151-152)