Trimalchio

Trimalchio is a character in the 1st century AD Roman work of fiction Satyricon by Petronius. He plays a part only in the section titled `Cena Trimalchionis` (The Banquet of Trimalchio). Trimalchio is a freedman who through hard work and perseverance has attained power and wealth. The name `Trimalchio` is formed from the Greek prefix τρις ...
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Trimalchio

(from the article `Petronius Arbiter, Gaius`) Two features distinguish Petronius` `Banquet` from other ancient examples: its extraordinary realism and the figure of Trimalchio. It is obvious that ...
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