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The Sixteen Satires by Juvenal
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Sep 06, 11

Read from August 06 to September 06, 2011

Just a litany of harsh criticism of Greek society. Similar to the Satyrica, a bit harder to read (somewhat non-linear), yet still I love this stuff. Every sentence is a dressing down and summation of various social mavens and their hypocritical predilections. You know the ones that beat their slaves for dropping a spoon and then throw a dinner party to announce their acts of virtue? No, not really, but I liked reading about it. Still, the translation is creative enough that it reads like it was written in the 21st century and there is plenty to mine within.

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