[[File:Norman Lindsay Satyricon p090.jpg|thumb|150px|''Encolpius'', ilustracio de [[Norman Lindsay]].]]
[[File:Norman Lindsay Satyricon p080.jpg|thumb|180px|''Fortunata'', ilustracio de Norman Lindsay.]]
'''''Satirikono''''' estas [[Latina lingvo|latinlingva]] verko de fikcio supozeble verkita de [[Petronio|Gajo Petronio]], kvankam la manuskripta tradicio identigas la aŭtoron kiel iu Titus Petronius. La Satirikono estas ekzemplo de [[
Menippean satire]], which is very different from the formal verse satire of [[ Juvenal]] or [[ Horace]]. The work contains a mixture of prose and verse ( commonly known as '' [[prosimetrum]]''); serious and comic elements; and erotic and decadent passages. As with the '' [[The Golden Ass|Metamorphoses]]'' ( also called '' The Golden Ass'') of [[ Apuleius]], classical scholars often describe it as a "''' Roman novel'''", without necessarily implying continuity with [[ novel| the modern literary form]].<ref>Harrison (1999). Nonetheless, Moore (101–3) aligns it with modern novels like Joyce 's ''Ulysses'' and Pynchon 's ''Gravity's Rainbow''.</ref>
The surviving portions of the text detail the misadventures of the narrator, Encolpius, and his lover, a handsome sixteen-year-old servant boy named Giton. Throughout the novel, Encolpius has a difficult time keeping his lover faithful to him as he is constantly being enticed away by others. Encolpius 's friend Ascyltus ( who seems to have previously been in a relationship with Encolpius) is another major character.
It is one of the two most extensive witnesses to the Roman novel (the only other being the fully extant ''Metamorphoses'' of Apuleius, which has significant differences in style and plot). ''Satyricon'' is also regarded as useful evidence for the reconstruction of how lower classes lived during the early [[Roman Empire]].
* Encolpius. La rakontanto kaj ĉefa rolulo.
* Giton. Bela deksesjarulo,
ŝejne servisto de Encolpius.
* Asciltos. Eks-gladiatoro kaj amiko de Encolpius, rivalo por la posedrajto de Giton.
* Chrysis. Servisto de Circe, ankaŭ enamiĝinta el Encolpius.