By Petronius Arbiter
Excerpt from Petronius: Cena Trimalchionis
The textual content of Bücheler (1882)has been uniformly followed, other than in a few situations the place Fried-lander's acute feedback appeared to me extra conformable.
I have endeavoured to offer as real a reproduction as attainable, in language and magnificence, of this specific specimen of Latin literature, and even though trying to make the interpretation as literal as suitable with English idiom, the place that was once now not possible, my target has been relatively to breed the spirit of the unique than to stick to the stern letter of the text.
I wish to convey my specific responsibilities to Herr Friedlander's admirable variation of the C.T., to M. Collignon's Étude sur Petrone, and to Mr. Cooper's Word-formation within the Roman Sermo Plebeius, which were of important guidance. different professionals to whom i'm in various levels indebted are set out with thankful acknowledgment on the finish of the Introduction.
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