The Satires

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Commonly considered the greatest of Roman satirical poets, Juvenal is the author of sixteen satires of Roman society, notable for their pessimism and ironic humor. In this new translation of the Satires, Professor Rudd combines textual accuracy with colorful poetry, vividly conveying Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few economical phrases.

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Commonly considered the greatest of Roman satirical poets, Juvenal is the author of sixteen satires of Roman society, notable for their pessimism and ironic humor. In this new translation of the Satires, Professor Rudd combines textual accuracy with colorful poetry, vividly conveying Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few economical phrases.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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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.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780192839459
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1999
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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