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The Satires : World's Classics - Juvenal .

The Satires

World's Classics

By: Juvenal .

Paperback Published: 12th June 2008
ISBN: 9780199540662
Number Of Pages: 304
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Juvenal, writing between AD 110 and 130, was one of the greatest satirists of Imperial Rome. His powerful and witty attacks on the vices, abuses, and follies of the big city have been admired and used by many English writers, including Ben Jonson, Dryden, and most notably, Dr Johnson, who described his writing as `a mixture of gaiety and statelines, of pointed sentences and declamatory grandeur'. Juvenal has been seen as a stern moralist and, more recently, as an extravagant wit, and is acclaimed for his vivid description of the scenes which aroused his anger. He coined the famous phrase designating people `eager and anxious for two things; bread and races' (panem et circenses'). Niall Rudd's translation reproduces the original style and metrical effect of Juvenal's hexameters. William Barr's Introduction and Notes provide literary and historical background to the sixteen satires.

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`scholarly and disciplined' Sunday Telegraph 'The translation itself goes a long way towards catching J.'s mixture of rhetoric and wit. It is lively and taut ... translation is excellent, not only the best available in English but also good to read, no bad thing as most of its readers will be Latinless.' F. Jones, University of Liverpool, The Classical Review, Vol. XLII, 1992

ISBN: 9780199540662
ISBN-10: 0199540667
Series: World's Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 12th June 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 12.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.22

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