Petronius Niger (Arbiter), Publius
(1,033 words)

d. AD 66 by suicide;

Roman novelist.


The author Petronius as portrayed by Tacitus [1] (Annales 16,18–19) is now generally attributed with the excerpts of a Latin novel, transmitted…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Petronius Niger (Arbiter), Publius”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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