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)