And made into a fabulous film by the Italian writer-director, Federico Fellini, the Fellini Satyricon.

Admitedly it is not an accurate transposition of the work by Petronius, it is, nevertheless, Encolpius' journey through the night and various undergrounds. In one hilarious scene, Encolpius is shown mercy by the Minotaur because he cries,"I'm only a student!"

And apparant sister film to Fellini Roma, these two extravagances are probes into the, what can I call it, mind, psyche, self, imagination, whatever of one of the greatest film makers of the 20th century, who made use of whatever was at hand, even his own creative block (see the film 81/2).