Frases de Petronio
Fecha de nacimiento: 27 d.C.
Fecha de muerte: 66 d.C.
Otros nombres:Titus Petronius
Cayo o Tito Petronio Árbitro , nacido en algún momento entre los años 14 y 27 en Massalia y fallecido ca. del año 65 y 66 en Cumas, fue un escritor y político romano, que vivió durante el reinado del emperador Nerón. Es el autor de El Satiricón.
Existe una breve biografía sobre este autor en los Anales del historiador Tácito, y otras hipótesis menores sobre su identidad. El propio Tácito, Plutarco y Plinio el Viejo describieron a Petronio como elegantiae arbiter , "árbitro de la elegancia" en la corte de Nerón.
„We trained hard... but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.“
A quote by Charlton Ogburn (1911–1998) in [http://www.harpers.org/archive/1957/01/0007289 "Merrill's Marauders: The truth about an incredible adventure"] in the January 1957 issue of Harper's Magazine Actual quote: "We trained hard, but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams we would be reorganized. Presumably the plans for our employment were being changed. I was to learn later in life that, perhaps because we are so good at organizing, we tend as a nation to meet any new situation by reorganizing; and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralization."
„For I myself saw the Sibyl indeed at Cumae with my own eyes hanging in a jar; and when the boys used to say to her, "Sibyl, what do you want?" she replied, 'I want to die."“
Sec. 48 In the T. S. Eliot poem, "The Waste Land", this quote is written in Greek and Latin as follows: Nam Sibyllam quidem Cumis ego ipse oculis meis vidi in ampulla pendere, et cum illi pueri dicerent: Σίβυλλα τί θέλεις; respondebat illa: ἀποθανεῖν θέλω. The translation generally associated with Eliot's poem is as follows: For with my own eyes I saw the Sibyl hanging in a bottle, and when the young boys asked her, 'Sibyl, what do you want?', she replied, 'I want to die' . The quote refers to the mythic Cumaean Sibyl who bargained with Apollo, offering her virginity for years of life totaling as many grains of sand as she could hold in her hand. However, after she spurned his love, he allowed her to wither away over the span of her near-immortality, as she forgot to ask for eternal youth.