The Satires

The Satires

by Juvenal, John Dryden
     
 

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Juvenal was a Roman poet in the 1st and 2nd centuries. There are not many details on Juvenal's life but he wrote The Satires, a very influential collection of poems. Juvenal's book contains 16 poems all written in tones that ranged from irony to rage. Some of the writing is notable for Juvenal's criticism of some of his contemporaries.

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Juvenal was a Roman poet in the 1st and 2nd centuries. There are not many details on Juvenal's life but he wrote The Satires, a very influential collection of poems. Juvenal's book contains 16 poems all written in tones that ranged from irony to rage. Some of the writing is notable for Juvenal's criticism of some of his contemporaries.

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"Translation captures very well the tone and spirit of the original text. Does better than previous editions in dealing with the original text's disputed passages."—William T. Wehrle, College of William and Mary

"Marvelous! Excellent selection, useful and to-the-point notes....The scholarship is excellent, and the series format is very clean, clear, and easy to follow."—Michael W. Thomey, Ithica College

"The translations seem both accurate and very accessible to undergraduate students. The notes are particularly good and to the point, telling the sorts of things students ask. This text would be particularly good in a Roman Civilization course, because of Juvenal's social criticism."—Gloria S. Merker, Rutgers Univ.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781537726892
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/17/2016
Pages:
84

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