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Apocolocyntōsis

ἀποκολοκύντωσις). “Pumpkinification.” A satire on the deification of the emperor Claudius, written after the death of that prince by the younger Seneca. It is the only good example remaining to us of the Satira Menippea (q.v.). Ed. by F. Bücheler (Berlin, 1882).

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