Juvenal: Satires Book I, Book 1
This volume presents a new commentary on the first book of satires of the Roman satirist Juvenal. In the Introduction Braund situates Juvenal within the genre of satire and demonstrates his originality in creating an angry character who declaims in the "grand style." The Commentary illuminates the content and style of Satires 1-5. The essays on each of the poems together with the overview of Book I in the Introduction present the first integrated reading of these Satires as an organic structure.
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3 The origins of Roman satire
4 Juvenals satire predecessors
5 Juvenals life
indignation rhetoric and epic
9 An overview of Book I
b Patrons and clients
c A day in the life?
e Running away from the city
g The power of food
11 Text and manuscripts
IVNII IVVENALIS SATVRARVM LIBER PRIMVS
advisers anger appearance associated atque attack Book Braund called catalogue cena claim client close condemnation context contrast conveys corrupt Crispinus denotes described Domitian echoes effect effeminate emperor emphasises epic evidently evokes example expressed final fish followed genre grand Greek hence homosexual hypocritical implies indicates indignation Introduction ironic Italy Juvenal's lines Lucilius marks Mart meaning mentioned military moral offered opening origin parody patron perhaps Pers Persius person phrase Plin plural poem poetry poor position possibly present probably provides quae question quid quis quod reference rhetorical rich role Roman Rome Satire setting sexual similar slave speaker speech Stat status style Suet suggests theme tibi tone Trebius Umbricius usually Virg writing