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Fourteen Satires of Juvenal - a book by Juvenal

Fourteen Satires of Juvenal

Fourteen Satires of Juvenal( )
Author: Juvenal,
Editor: Duff, John Duff
ISBN:978-1-107-65182-1
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Cambridge University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $40.99
Book Description:

First published in 1932, as the sixth edition of an 1898 original, this is a collection of some of Juvenal's satires.

Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.031 x 7.722 x 1.053 Inches
Book Weight:1.12 Pounds
Author Biography
Juvenal (Author)
The 16 Satires (c.110--127) of Juvenal, which contain a vivid picture of contemporary Rome under the Empire, have seldom been equaled as biting diatribes. The satire was the only literary form that the Romans did not copy from the Greeks. Horace merely used it for humorous comment on human folly. Juvenal's invectives in powerful hexameters, exact and epigrammatic, were aimed at lax and luxurious society, tyranny (Domitian's), criminal excesses, and the immorality of women. Juvenal was so sparing of autobiographical detail that we know very little of his life. He was desperately poor at one time and may have been an important magistrate at another.

His influence was great in the Middle Ages; in the seventeenth century he was well translated by Dryden, and in the eighteenth century he was paraphrased by Johnson in his London and The Vanity of Human Wishes. He inspired in Swift the same savage bitterness.

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