Trimalchio


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Trimalchio

vulgar freedman gives lavish feast for noble guests. [Rom. Lit.: Satyricon]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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The poem strides beneath the conflicting auspices of two diametrically opposed tutelary spirits: the buffoonish and swilling Trimalchio, from the Satyricon of Petronius, and the seventeenth-century German mystical poet and Counter Reformation agitator Johann Scheffler, whose nom de plume was Angelus Silesius.
240, of Petronius' mentioning of a fortieth decuria of slaves in Trimalchio's household (47.12) with the case of the 400 slaves executed following the murder of Pedanius Secundus (Tact Ann.
The longest and the best episode in the surviving portions of the Satyricon is the Cena Trimalchionis, or "Banquet of Trimalchio" (chapters 26-78).
The term apoforetum appears three times in the cena Trimalchio of Petronius' fictional Satyricon (40, 56, and 60).
To my knowledge, however, it has not been pointed out that the following |Carpe, carpe!' is another allusion in itself, namely to Petronius, Satyricon 36.5-8, which presents us with Trimalchio's party joke based on the name of his slave Carpus:
As such a banquet had by Matthew Arnold's time been established as a paradigm of democracy (in that the host of such banquets--Petronius' Trimalchio, Pope's Timon, among others--had traditionally been portrayed as newly rich boors with plenty of money for entertainment but no taste in its execution), in appearing at such feasts, in allowing the people "whom he scorns,/ Gape and cry wizard at him," Empedocles illustrates the backfiring of his own democratic ideals as well as his own presumption in perpetuating them.
18,5-26,6): Quartilla schickt vielmehr die Hauptpersonen zum Gastmahl bei ihrem Freund Trimalchio. Ahnlich wird spater noch mit mehreren weiteren Stellen verfahren (z.
I was fourteen at the time, bored almost to distraction with a Bowdlerised version of The Satiricon that made Trimalchio's festivities seem like a cocktail party in New Malden.
Trimalchio is such an established figure of fun in the Satyricon that commentators have been content to note the myths that he jumbles together in his description of his tableware here, without going much further.
Fitzgerald seriously considered naming The Great Gatsby after Trimalchio, an excessively wealthy, flamboyant ex-slave who stars in the most famous fragment of Petronius's Satyricon.
Memline, unlike every other artist established in Flanders from Louvain to Lille, contributed nothing to the Trimalchio's Feast which followed the marriage of Duke Charles the Bold to Margaret of York in 1468.
Petron schickt seinen Anti-Helden Encolpius auf eine Odyssee, die ihn Abenteuer etwa bei Trimalchio, mit Eumolp sowie bei einer Dame namens Circe (!) und bei Oenothea erleben lasst.