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Onomastica petroniana. Il senso nascosto dei nomi nel Satyricon

Heikki Solin

Pubblicato 2018-11-01

Parole chiave

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  • Petronius,
  • Satyricon,
  • creations of Petronius,
  • Roman onomastics


The characters in Petronius’ novel Satyricon sometimes bear names which are providentially appropriate. Several of these are dealt with bere, and their signifìcance explained. A few of them seem to be creations of Petronius, like Encolpius and Ascyltos, and also Trimalchio. Of these, Encolpius was first introduced into Roman onomastics via Petronius.