Juvenalis Satirae Xvi, with Engl. Notes by H. Prior. Expurgated Ed

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General Books, 2013 - 102 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...the rhetoric schools: --"How to embellish; how to class the cause; where the real point at issue lies; what shafts (opponent's arguments) may be aimed from this or that quarter." "Color," as in Sat. vi. 280, is "rhetorical ornament." "Mercedem appellas? Quid enim scio?" Culpa docentis Scilicet arguitur, quod laeva in parte mamillae Nil salit Arcadico juveni, cujus mihi sexta 160 Quaque die miserum dirus caput Hannibal implet, Quidquid id est, de quo deliberat, an petat Urbem A Cannis, an post nimbos et fulmina cautus Circumagat madidas a tempestate cohortes. Quantum vis stipulare, et protenus accipe, quod do, Ut toties illum pater audiat.--Haec alii sex 166 Et plures uno conclamant ore Sophistae, Et veras agitant lites, raptore reficto. Fusa venena silent, malus ingratusque maritus, Et quae jam veteres sanant mortaria caecos. 170 158. mercedem--scio The pupil speaks. "Ask for pay, indeed! Whv, what have I learned from you?" 158--160. "As if his stupidity were the teacher's fault! I am sure I've hnal enough of his Hanniba1." 159. laeva in parte mamillae i. e. in his heart. We should say, in his head. But the ancients placed the seat of reason in the heart. 160. Aread. juv. "this clodhopping youth;' as Arcadia, from its inland situation, w.is a purely agricultural district. But perhaps the allusion is to the Arcadian asses, which were celebrated. Plaut. Asin. ii. 2. 67, "Meministin' asinos Aread icos mercatori vendere Pellaeo nostrum atriensem;" and Persius, Sat. iii. 9, " Arcadiae pecuaria rudere credas." 161--164. Hanniftal--cohortes i. e. a declamation on the stocktheme of Hannibal's omitting to follow up his victory at Cannae. 163, 164. ttimfjos et...

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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; in the seventeenth century he was well translated by Dryden, and in the eighteenth century he was paraphrased by Johnson in his London and The Vanity of Human Wishes. He inspired in Swift the same savage bitterness.

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