Petronius



Gaius
[gey-uh s] /ˈgeɪ əs/ (Show IPA), (Gaius Petronius Arbiter”Arbiter Elegantiae”) died a.d. 66? Roman satirist.
Historical Examples

Petronius used to be suggestive, but even he has long ago exhausted his inventiveness.
Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar

Amongst the small boys he ranked as the Petronius of the Lower School.
The Hill Horace Annesley Vachell

Petronius wrote me to have care of thee; and since Pomponia too wrote, as thou knowest, maybe they had an understanding.
Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz

And he did not even feel that Petronius covered his head that moment with the toga.
Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year E.C. Hartwell

But Petronius loved elegance, and did not care for quarrels, and he tried to turn the conversation from unpleasant subjects.
Darkness and Dawn Frederic W. Farrar

He studiously prevented any other individual from becoming the Petronius of the circle.
The Young Duke Benjamin Disraeli

Petronius anticipated his inevitable fate by committing suicide.
Helps to Latin Translation at Sight Edmund Luce

And thus did Aristobulus, and the rest with him, supplicate Petronius.
The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus

She is dull; but if Petronius were to give her to me, I would take her.
Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz

And by this means Petronius escaped that danger of death, which he could not foresee.
The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus

noun
Gaius (ˈɡaɪəs), known as Petronius Arbiter. died 66 ad, Roman satirist, supposed author of the Satyricon, a picaresque account of the licentiousness of contemporary society

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