Definition of Petronius

1. Noun. Roman satirist (died in 66).

Exact synonyms: Gaius Petronius, Petronius Arbiter
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petronius

Petri dish
Petri dishes
Petri net
Petrich
Petrified Forest National Park
Petrine
Petrocoptis
Petrogale
Petrogales
Petrograd
Petromyzon
Petromyzon marinus
Petromyzoniformes
Petromyzontidae
Petronella
Petronius (current term)
Petronius Arbiter
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Petroselinum
Petroselinum crispum
Petroselinum crispum neapolitanum
Petroselinum crispum tuberosum
Petrosyan
Petrozavodsk
Petrus Stuyvesant
Pette-Doring disease
Petteria
Petteria ramentacea
Petty Bag
Petunia axillaris

Literary usage of Petronius

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"Petronius ARBITER (FIRST CENTURY AD: DIED 66) BY HARRIET WATERS PRESTON JN THE solemn last book of the fragmentary Annals of Tacitus, where the historian is ..."

2. Quo Vadis: A Tale of the Time of Nero by Henryk Sienkiewicz (1897)
"After a while Petronius said: Eunice looked in his eyes with fear. ... Petronius suddenly changed the conversation and asked: "Tell me, are there any ..."

3. Society and Politics in Ancient Rome: Essays and Sketches by Frank Frost Abbott (1909)
"But the important position which Petronius holds as the creator of a new genre of literature may properly justify the imprudence. ..."

4. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Eucherius writes that the holy Bishop Petronius was then renowned in Italy ... From Gennadius we receive more detailed information: Petronius belonged to a ..."

5. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"Among the Latin writers no one has equaled Petronius, it seems to me, in the portrayal ... When Petronius gives us an account of the house or the dress of ..."

6. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1882)
"This, though very plausible, does not seem to me certain : ornat would give a fair sense and would be not unlike the condensed style of Petronius, ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Eucherius writes that the holy Bishop Petronius was then renowned in Italy ... From Gennadius we receive more detailed information: Petronius belonged to a ..."

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