Much has been written and said about Rome in the first century. Petronius however, gives a first-hand account of the decadent parties that were thrown in order to establish one’s position in the city. While interesting from a historical perspective, I didn’t really like this Little Black Classic. It’s translated, of course, and I think that probably could have been done better.
Trimalchio’s Feast (Little Black Classics #21) – Petronius