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Book Number 1440 
Author Decimus Junius Juvenalis; Aulius Persius Flaccus; John Dryden, tr. 
Title The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English Verse by Mr. Dryden, and Several other Eminent Hands. Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. 
Date c. 1693 
Publisher Jacob Tonson 
Place of Publication London 
Edition  
Volume Information  
Cover Recent ½ blind-lined calf with contemporary calf boards, spine in six compartments of raised blind-tooled bands, gilt red morocco label on two, endpapers renewed.  
Illustration  
Size Small folio 
Condition A very good copy. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. xxxix, (3),315;87. 
Reference Wing 1288. 
Translation Info  
Notes Persius (or Aulus Persius Flaccus, AD 34-62) was a Roman satirical poet. A member of a distinguished family, he went to Rome in boyhood, was educated there and came under the influence of the Stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Cornutus, to whom he became attached in lasting friendship. Gentle and modest by nature, Persius had high moral standards. His writings (only six short satires), influenced in manner by Horace and Lucilius, preach Stoic moral doctrine. He exposed to censure the corruption and folly of contemporary Roman life, contrasting it with the ideals of the Stoics and of earlier Rome. Persius’ writing is harsh, obscure and difficult to translate. Decimus Junius Juvenalis was a Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140). Like most ancient satire, the writings of Juvenal are essentially conservative. In order to avoid censorship he chose as his targets people who had lived a century before; but he clearly meant to describe what he saw as the faults of his own time. In his Third Satire he gives us a wonderfully intimate and lively portrait of daily life in the streets of imperial Rome. In the poem, a friend of Juvenal’s is moving to a place in the countryside, and it is he who details what he can’t stand about the city. Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140) like most ancient satire, the writings of Decimus J. Juvenalis are essentially conservative. In order to avoid censorship, or worse, he chose as his targets people who had lived a century before; but he clearly meant to describe what he saw as the faults of his own time. In his Third Satire he gives us a wonderfully intimate and lively portrait of daily life in the streets of imperial Rome. In the poem, a friend of Juvenal’s is moving to a place in the countryside, and it is he who details what he can’t stand about the city. 
Price (US$) 1600  
Short Description ; Book Classics; Book Literature English 
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