The sixteen satires

Juvenal ; translated with an introduction and notes by Peter Green

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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書名 The sixteen satires
著作者等 Clausen, Wendell Vernon
Green, Peter
Juvenal
シリーズ名 Penguin classics
出版元 Penguin Books
刊行年月 1998
版表示 3rd ed
ページ数 lxviii, 252 p.
大きさ 20 cm
ISBN 0140447040
NCID BA64760256
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言語 英語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 イギリス
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