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The Feminist’s Satyricon The Search for Petronius in Egalia’s Daughters
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Petronius Gaius Petronius c.27-66 CE Author of the satire, “The Satyricon” Writes about status, style (as in dress) and describes ordinary people in his culture Silenced by the Roman Empire: Forced to commit suicide by the emperor Nero Petronius Bram Author of a satire, “The Sons of Democracy” Writes about status, style (as in dress) and describes ordinary people in his culture Silenced by a gov’t official: His mother tells him to be quiet “And as always, Ruth Bram had the last word.”
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Petronius and the Symbols of the Upper Class We were nibbling at these splendid appetizers when suddenly the trumpets blared a  fanfare and Trimalchio was carried in, propped up on some piles of miniature pillows in  such a comic way that some of us couldn’t resist impolitely smiling. His head, cropped  close in a recognizable slave cut, protruded from a cloak of blazing scarlet; his neck,  heavily swathed already in bundles of clothing, was wrapped in a large napkin bounded  by an incongruous senatorial purple stripe with little tassels dangling down here and  there. On the little finger of his left hand he sported an immense gilt ring; the ring on the  last joint of his fourth finger looked to be solid gold of the kind the lesser nobility wear, 
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