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New York Unexpurgated
No doubt researching something like this wd've been intense drudgery (just kidding!) but "Petronius" did a good job. Of course, the original Petronius (who the author takes their name from) was a satirist who was sentenced to death by one of the Caesars in ancient Rome but who lived long enuf (by slitting his wrists & surviving over & over 'til it finally killed him) to write the "Satyricon" as a commentary on Roman society at the time. Fellini made a wonderful movie from that. Anyway, this a thorough bk & I got a good education from it.
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