By Susanna Braund, Josiah Osgood

ISBN-10: 1405199652

ISBN-13: 9781405199650

A spouse to Persius and Juvenal breaks new flooring in its in-depth concentrate on either authors as "satiric successors"; precise person contributions recommend unique views on their paintings, and supply an in-depth exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives.

  • Provides certain and updated information at the texts and contexts of Persius and Juvenal
  • Offers vast dialogue of the reception of either authors, reflecting one of the most cutting edge paintings being performed in modern Classics
  • Contains a radical exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives

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Atqui primores populi arripuit populumque tributim, scilicet uni aequus Virtuti atque eius amicis. quin ubi se a uolgo et scaena in secreta remorant uirtus Scipiadae et mitis sapientia Laeli, nugari cum illo et discincti ludere, donec decoqueretur holus, soliti. quidquid sum ego, quamuis infra Lucili censum ingeniumque, tamen me cum magnis uixisse inuita fatebitur usque inuidia, et fragili quaerens inlidere dentem offendet solido, nisi quid tu, docte Trebati, dissentis. What? When Lucilius first dared to compose poems in this style of work, and to strip off the skin in which each would walk so slickly around in public, while inside they’re corrupt, did Laelius or the one who took his well-deserved name from the overthrow of Carthage take offense at his [vituperative] nature, or were they upset when Metellus was attacked, or Lupus was overwhelmed by his slanderous poems?

54–55 W) this malefactor went straight for his jaw and knocked the breath out of him. homo inpuratus et inpuno est rapinator. (57 W) He’s a disgusting man and a robber who gets away with it. in bulgam penetrare pilosam (61 W) to insert into a hairy “bag” si natibus natricem inpressit crassam et capitatam (62 W) if he shoved into his buttocks a thick-headed water-snake . . pedicum iam excoquit omne (63 W) then he’s cooked out all of his pederastic lust nam quid moetino subiectoque huic opus signo?

Albucius, you preferred to be called a Greek rather than a Roman or a Sabine, fellow townsman of the centurions Pontus and Tritanus, or one of the distinguished men and chief standard-bearers. As praetor at Athens I greet you in Greek, as you preferred, when you approach me: “Chaere, Titus,” I say. “Chaere, Titus” say the lictors, along with my whole entourage and fans. That’s why Albucius is my foe, that’s why he’s my personal enemy! 26 Persius and Juvenal: Texts and Contexts With Scaevola himself as speaker, the fragment offers a form of mockery embedded in the narrative, and thus more oblique than the more direct firstperson invective we find elsewhere in Lucilius.

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