Petroniuss satyricon probably written between 54 and 68 ce presents in lurid detail the disreputable adventures of encolpius including his attendance at trimalchios wildly extravagant dinner party the apocolocyntosis pumpkinification a satire on the death and apotheosis of the emperor claudius is attributed to seneca c 4 bce 54 ce. Petronius c or t petronius arbiter who is reasonably identified with the author of this famous satyric and satiric novel was a man of pleasure and of good literary taste who flourished in the times of claudius 41 54 ce and nero 54 68as tacitus describes him he used to sleep by day and attend to official duties or to his amusements by night. The english translation with accompanying largely plain text by w h d rouse in the loeb classical library with heseltines petronius was published in 1913 and r graves appended a translation to his claudius the god london 1935 the satire of seneca on the apotheosis of claudius a p
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