- Though the quote "Education is a treasure" is widely cited as Petronius' Satyricon chapter 47, I checked several Latin and English translations and they all have this quote in chapter 46. --Mysticrhythm 04:53, 26 Feb 2005 (UTC)
- The "we trained hard" quote is discussed in "Latin Fiction: The Latin Novel in Context" by Heinz Hofmann as the "reorganization forgery"--a famous spurious quote falsely attributed to Petronius.
- At present I have no access to my books, but there seems to be something wrong with the education is a treasure quotation. Litterae is plural, but the verb est is singular. Also, the complement should be nominative, thesaurus, but it is accusative. I'll try to clarify when I can get at books. Sgd Seadowns no tilde available
- See several ARTICLES FROM THE PETRONIAN SOCIETY NEWSLETTER, 1981 i.e. "(...) repeatedly denied its authenticity (...) To lay this ghost to rest, let me give a tentative account, which I hope other readers can correct, of its provenance. Some disgruntled soldier of a literary bent, whether commissioned or non-commissioned I do not know, pinned this "quotation" to a bulletin board in one of the camps of the armies occupying Germany sometime after 1945 (the style suggests a British occupying force). (...) the author, unlike Nodot or Marchena, did not see fit to present us with a Latin version of his forgery." --Atlasowa (talk) 09:11, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
- Moderation in all things, including moderation.