n Akroterion - Self-satire in the : CASA essay

Volume 59, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0303-1896
  • E-ISSN: 2079-2883
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The modern reader of the , seeing the episode grouped under the larger title , could hardly be blamed for assuming that Petronius had written a satirical work. Yet, in making this assumption, the reader overlooks a question central to the debate over the interpretation of Petronius' work: 'Can the be read as a moralising or satirical work?'

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