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9780140447040 608e8c5479f8920a815200e9 The Sixteen Satires https://www.midlandbookshop.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ae54419bdc4cff3607168d/content-id-zinlbwqu-_ecandprintsec-frontcoverandimg-1andzoom-0andsource-gbs_api.png Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55 138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats male and female seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal s powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society 9780140447040
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  • ISBN:9780140447040
  • Author: Juvenal,Wendell Clausen
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Pages: 252
  • Format: Paperback
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Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55 138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats male and female seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal s powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society

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