a.k.a. Titus Petronius Niger, Gaius Petronius Arbiter
Author Code: CTPN
Born: (?) 1st Cent.AD - (?)
Died: 65 AD - Rome, Italy
Little is known of Petronius other than he was a close friend of the emperor Nero, who appointed him arbiter eligantiae (director of elegance) in his court. He is reputed to be the author of the Satyricon which gives a portrait of Roman society during the 1st century AD. Accused of plotting Nero's death in 65 AD, Petronius was forced to commit suicide.
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c. 55 AD
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