The Satires Of Decimus Junius Juvenalis

Paperback | May 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 Excerpt: ...of the Goddess of Chastity, at her antiquated, and neglected altars." There were two temples of Chastity at Rome; one consecrated to Pudicitia Patricia in the Forum Boarium, or ox-market, the other to Pudicitia Plebeia, in the Vicus Longus, or high-street. The former, (which was also the most ancient,) was the scene of these nocturnal impurities. I find no mention of Tulla or Collatia elsewhere, but Maura is brought forward again in the tenth Satire: and in a manner every way worthy of her introduction here. At Chastity's hoar fane? what impious jeers, Collatia pours in Maura's tingling ears? Here stop their litters, here they all alight, And squat together in the Goddess' sight--You pass, aroused at dawn your court to pay, The loathsome scene of their licentious play. Who knows not now, my friend, the secret rites Of the Good Goddess; when the dance excites The boiling blood, when to distraction wound, By wine, and musick's stimulating sound, The maenads of Piiapus, with wild air, Howl horrible, and toss their flowing hair.r--., Saufeia now springs forth, and tries a fall With the town prostitutes, and throws them all; But yields, herself, to Medullina, known For parts and powers superiour to her own. Maids, mistresses, alike the contest share, And 'tis not always birth that triumphs there. Nothing is feign'd in this unnatural game, 'Tis genuine all; and such as would inflame The frozen age of Priam, and inspire The ruptured, bedrid Nestor with desire. Stung with their mimick feats, a hollow groan Of lust breaks forth; the sex, the sex, is shown! And the cave echoes with the impassion'd cry, "Let in the men, the adulterers, or we die!" street, They're not yet come. "Not yet! then scour the ' And bring us quickly here the first you meet....

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1806 Excerpt: ...of the Goddess of Chastity, at her antiquated, and neglected altars." There were two temples of Chastity at Rome; one consecrate...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:174 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:May 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021763771X

ISBN - 13:9780217637718

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