Series 1, Episode 1 - Petronius
The worst dinner party in history. Meet Petronius, creator of the infamous Satyricon.
The worst dinner party in history. Natalie investigates the work of the writer Petronius, creator of the infamous Satyricon, later made into a film by Fellini. It's all about excess; as a vegetarian, Natalie's particularly revolted by the way in which the Romans insisted on making edible food look disgusting.
With satirical cartoonist Martin Rowson, Fellini fan Richard Dyer and historian Victoria Rimell.
- Monday 24th March 2014
- BBC Radio 4
- 30 minutes
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