Sixteen Satires: Revised Edition

Paperback | November 28, 1998

bySor Juana JuvenalForeword byPeter GreenTranslated byPeter Green

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Juvenal's Satires create a fascinating (and immediately familiar) world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers

Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. 55-138 AD) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer vibrant energy of everyday Roman life. A member of the traditional land-owning class which was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of dynamic outsiders, he offers equally savage portraits of decadent aristocrats; women interested only in 'rough trade' like actors and gladiators; and the jumped-up sons of panders and auctioneers. He constantly compares the corruption of his own generation with their stern upright forebears. And he makes us feel from within the deep humiliation of having to dance attendance on rich but odious patrons.

Green's celebrated translation is fully annotated and clarifies all references and allusions in the text, making it equally suitable for students and for continuous reading. For this new edition it has been substantially revised throughout to give it an even more contemporary flavour.

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Translated from the original Latin, Juvenals’ The Sixteen Satires captures the scandalous world of prostitutes, fortune-tellers, crooked politicians, and slick lawyers, remaining as faithful to the tone and spirit of the original text as possible. This third edition, edited by Peter Green, includes updated and expanded versions of the ...

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Juvenal's Satires create a fascinating (and immediately familiar) world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachersPerhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. 55-138 AD) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer vibrant energy of everyday Roman l...

Less is known about the life of Juvenal (D. Iunius Iuuenalis) than was once believed - a key source, an inscription naming one Iunius Iuuenalis, refers to a later descendant, not the satirist - and such evidence as there is remains sadly inadequate. Much of it comes from Juvenal's own work. We know that the family was from Aquinum in L...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 7.8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:November 28, 1998Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0140447040

ISBN - 13:9780140447040

Appropriate for ages: 18 - 18

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Table of Contents

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION
INTRODUCTION

SATIRE I
SATIRE II
SATIRE III
SATIRE IV
SATIRE V
SATIRE VI
SATIRE VII
SATIRE VIII
SATIRE IX
SATIRE X
SATIRE XI
SATIRE XII
SATIRE XIII
SATIRE XIV
SATIRE XV
SATIRE XVI

NOTES
ABBREVIATIONS
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

From Our Editors

Translated from the original Latin, JuvenalsThe Sixteen Satires captures the scandalous world of prostitutes, fortune-tellers, crooked politicians, and slick lawyers, remaining as faithful to the tone and spirit of the original text as possible. This third edition, edited by Peter Green, includes updated and expanded versions of the previous edition’s introduction, notes, and bibliography.