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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140447040, Paperback)Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55-138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In "The Sixteen Satires", he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats - male and female - seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal's powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society.
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Presents an English translation of Juvenal's first and second century writings "The Sixteen Satires", which depict everyday Roman life, and create a dark image of decadent aristocrats seeking excitement among the lower class citizens.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
An edition of this book was published by Indiana University Press.
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