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Petronius Arbiter
(27-66) born on
Jan 00
Italian Latin writer. Latin writer, supposed to be the Gaius Petronius whom Tacitus called arbiter elegantiae (arbiter of taste) at the court of Nero. He is generally believed to be the author of Satyricon, a satirical romance in prose and verse about the licentious life of the upper class in S Italy, fragments of which have been preserved. Accused of conspiring against Nero, he committed suicide.
         
   
F
From a man's face, I can read his character; if I can see him walk, I know his thoughts.

R
Just as dumb creatures are snared by food, human beings would not be caught unless they had a shred of hope.
A
Beauty and wisdom make a rare conjunction.
N
A bit of sound sense is what makes men; the rest is all trash.
K
He has gone over to the majority.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: 'Satyricon'
R: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
A: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: Satyricon,sct. 42.
   


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