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Great Books Reading and Discussion Group
  Satyricon by Petronius  
Alumni meet monthly to discuss one of the classics of literature

Cost: Free, apart from the cost of food & drink
No Registration Required
At the July meeting, we will be discussing Satyricon by Petronius. Satyricon is a work that is a mixture of prose and poetry, which has been called a Roman novel. The central figure and narrator is Encolpius, a former gladiator. The plot concerns the travels and travails of Encolpius, his former lover Asciltos and his slave boy and also lover, Giton. The three travel and have adventures of sexual, gustatory and intellectual nature. The work has influenced writers (Fitzgerald and Eliot), filmmakers (Fellini Satyricon) and the Norwegian metal band Satyricon. There are a few public domain versions online and more recent versions from the usual suspects (Penguin, Oxford Classics, and various academic presses).

The Great Books Reading and Discussion Group normally meets on the fourth Monday of each month at the Agora Restaurant.

Event Contact
Larry Brown PhD, 1992

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Event Information
Monday, Jul 28 2014 at 6:15pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
Agora Restaurant
1527 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036 USA
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