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Juvenal and Persius

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The bite and wit of two of antiquity's best satirists are captured here in a new Loeb Classical Library edition, a vivid and vigorous translation facing the Latin text.

Persius (34-62 CE) and Juvenal (writing maybe 60 years later) were heirs to the style of Latin verse satire developed by Lucilius and Horace, a tradition mined in Susanna Braund's introduction and notes. Her
Hardcover, 560 pages
Published October 25th 2004 by Harvard University Press (first published January 1st 1867)
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5 stars for the satires, 3 stars for the translation: many verses are censored
James Violand
Juvenal is amazingly witty all within a rhyme. He skewers Roman society for its many faults. Comparing his times with the Golden Age of Rome he finds it fails miserably. Virtue is now bought, dishonesty is rampant, even the favor of the gods is bought by bribery. No one is above being ruled by vice. It could be applied to our society today. A very insightful read on the foibles of humanity. We really haven't changed much since he lived.
Persius did not have a similar impact, probably because so l
The Waldorf and Statler of Imperial Rome.
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Reading Juvenal first, and some of the better known satires (Juvenal 10, 11, 15) first, helps propel one through the rest. The Loeb edition of course has the Latin on the left. The translations seem pretty reasonable to me.
William Herbst
Juvenal is an engaging Roman satirist. He is the primary subject of my dissertation so I have a particular interest in his works.
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Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known commonly by the shortened Anglicized version of his name Juvenal, was a Roman poet of the late first and early second centuries AD/CE. He is the author of The Satires, a series of sixteen short poems in dactylic hexameter on a variety of subjects.

Date of birth: ca. 55 A.D.
Date of death: ca. 138 A.D.
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The Sixteen Satires Satires, Book I Contro le donne Satires I, III, X Satirarum Libri Quinque: Accedit Sulpiciae Satira

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