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NEW AND LITERAL
JUVENAL AND PERSIUS;
COPIOUS EXPLANATORY NOTES,
BY WHICH THESE DIFFICULT SATIRISTS ARE RENDERED
EASY AND FAMILIAR TO THE READER,
IN TWO VOLUM E S.
By the Rev. M. M A D A N.
N ECIMUS Junius Juvenal was born A. D.
U 45, at Aquinum, a town of the Volsci, a people of Latium, under the reign of Claudius Cæsar, the third Roman emperor after Augustus; hence, from the place of his birth, he was called Aquinas. It is not certain whether he was the son, or foster-child, of a rich freedman. He had a learned education, and, in the time of Claudius Nero, pleaded causes with great reputation. About his middle age be applied himself to the study of Poetry; and, as be faw a daily increase of vice and folly, he addicted himself to writing Satire : but, having said something (Sat. vii. 1. 88–92.) which was deemed a reflećtion on Paris the actor, a minion of Domitian's, he was baa nished into Ægypt, in the eightieth year of his agez under pretence of sending him as captain of a company of soldiers. This was looked upon as a fort of huinorous punishment for what he had said, in making Paris the bestower of posts in the army.
However, Doinitian dying soon after, Juvenal returned to Rome, and is said to have lived there to Vol. I.