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Juvenal Satires

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ISBN-10: 0521356679

ISBN-13: 9780521356671

Edition: 1996

Authors: Susanna Morton Braund, P. E. Easterling, Philip Hardie, Richard Hunter, Juvenal

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Susan Morton Braund here situates Juvenal within the genre of satire and illuminates his appropriation of the 'grand style' of declamatory rhetoric and epic poetry for his indignant persona in Satires 1-5.
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/7/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Susanna Morton Braund is Professor of Classics, Stanford University.

Author's (Mark Ahavel) Biography The author was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1963 in a Roman Catholic hospital during the middle of Vatican II (1962-'64). And his exact birthday coincides with the day that the prophet Muhammad completed is Hijrah (migration) to Medina, according to Muslim tradition, a significant event in the life of the Prophet for Muslims. In 1963, the Baha'i Faith celebrated their 100th anniversary and they established their International House of Justice on Mt. Carmel, Haifa, Israel. From the year and the date of the author's birth, one can certainly find ecumenical and interfaith significance, perhaps a portent of his destiny. The author was baptized as an infant in…    

The 16 Satires (c.110--127) of Juvenal, which contain a vivid picture of contemporary Rome under the Empire, have seldom been equaled as biting diatribes. The satire was the only literary form that the Romans did not copy from the Greeks. Horace merely used it for humorous comment on human folly. Juvenal's invectives in powerful hexameters, exact and epigrammatic, were aimed at lax and luxurious society, tyranny (Domitian's), criminal excesses, and the immorality of women. Juvenal was so sparing of autobiographical detail that we know very little of his life. He was desperately poor at one time and may have been an important magistrate at another. His influence was great in the Middle Ages;…    

Introduction
Juvenal and satire
The genre of Roman verse satire
The origins of Roman satire
Juvenal's predecessors
Juvenal's life
The characteristics of Juvenal's satire
Juvenal's style
Juvenal's metre
An overview of Book I
Juvenal and his influence from antiquity to the present
Text and manuscripts
D. Ivnii Ivvenalis Satvrae Liber Primvs
Commentary
Abbreviations
Bibliography