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Habinnas and Scintilla, by Norman Lindsay (1922)

Habinnas is one of the guests at Trimalchio's Feast (Cena Trimalchionis) in the Satyricon of Petronius Arbiter. He is described as a stonemason, who has designed the luxurious tomb that Trimalchio shows off to his guests,[1] and like Trimalchio he is a sevir. It has been suggested that the name is Semitic.[2] His entry into the feast has been seen as a parody of that of Alcibiades in the Symposium of Plato.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Luxury and Death in the Satyricon", William Arrowsmith, Arion, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Autumn, 1966), pp. 304-331 [1]
  2. ^ "The Name Habinnas", Harry C. Schnur, The Classical Weekly, Vol. 47, No. 13 (Apr. 26, 1954), p. 199 [2]
  3. ^ "Petronius and Plato", Averil Cameron, The Classical Quarterly, New Series, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Nov., 1969), pp. 367-370 [3]