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Title: La love story di Sat. 127.9
Subtitle: Encolpio, Scipione dimidiatus, e la continentia
Author(s): CROTTO, Alberto
Journal: Latomus
Volume: 79    Issue: 4   Date: 2020   
Pages: 906-920
DOI: 10.2143/LAT.79.4.3289340

Abstract :
In Sat. 127.9 Petronius uses all the means to parody the famous Homeric ἱερὸς γάμος. A possible reference to a historical episode, as narrated by Livius (XXVI, 50), and the pornographic côté, both unexplored so far, sheds a new light on the impotence of Encolpius.

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