Juvenal: The Satires / Edition 1

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Overview

This edition of Juvenal's Satires includes the Latin text plus an informative and lively introduction and commentary.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853995811
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/1/1998
  • Series: Latin Texts Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

The late John Ferguson, a philosopher and active internationalist, studied at the universities of Cambridge and London. He taught at the universities of New Castle, London and Birmingham as well as Iba'dan and Minnesota. The founding Dean of Arts at the Open University, and latter President of the Selly Oak Colleges, he had more than 50 published works to his name.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
1 Juvenal and satire 1
2 The genre of Roman verse satire 1
3 The origins of Roman satire 3
4 Juvenal's satiric predecessors 7
a Lucilius 8
b Horace 10
c Persius 13
5 Juvenal's life 15
6 The characteristics of Juvenal's satire: indignation, rhetoric and epic 17
a Indignation 17
b Rhetoric 18
c Epic 21
7 Juvenal's style 24
8 Juvenal's metre 29
9 An overview of Book 1 30
a Rome 31
b Patrons and clients 32
c A day in the life? 34
d Corruption at the core 34
e Running away from the city 35
f Immigrants take over 35
g The power of food 36
h Satire 1 as programme poem of Book 1 36
10 Juvenal and his influence from antiquity to the present 36
11 Text and manuscripts 38
D IVNII IVVENALIS SATVRARVM LIBER PRIMVS 43
Commentary 75
Bibliography 309
Index 319
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