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Juvenal (0055–0127)

Forfatter af The Satires of Juvenal

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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. vis mere 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. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Woodcut of Juvenal from the Nuremberg Chronicle, created in the late 1400s.

Værker af Juvenal

The Satires of Juvenal (0127) 1,778 eksemplarer
Juvenal and Persius (1918) 258 eksemplarer
Fourteen Satires of Juvenal (1909) 74 eksemplarer
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Juvenal: Satires Book I (1965) 64 eksemplarer
Juvenal : Satires I, III, X (1977) — Writer — 45 eksemplarer
Juvenal in English (2001) 15 eksemplarer
The Satires of Juvenal (1891) 14 eksemplarer
Thirteen satires of Juvenal (2012) 11 eksemplarer
Satire 6 (2014) 5 eksemplarer
Satirar (2013) 4 eksemplarer
Sàtires, vol. I 4 eksemplarer
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Satire (2013) 3 eksemplarer
Juvenalis Satirae XVI 2 eksemplarer
Hekeldichten (2020) 2 eksemplarer
[Works] 2 eksemplarer
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Le Satire 1 eksemplar
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Sátires 1 eksemplar
Sátiras 1 eksemplar
Satira 14. (2016) 1 eksemplar
Satiras (1965) 1 eksemplar
Juvenal, a Dunster 1 eksemplar
Sàtires, Vol II 1 eksemplar
Satire X 1 eksemplar
Satiren : Lateinisch - Deutsch (2014) 1 eksemplar
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Sàtires, II 1 eksemplar
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difficile est satiram non scribere.
(Juvenal, Satire 1.30)

iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli
vendimus, effudit curas; nam qui dabat olim
imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se
continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat,
panem et circenses.
(Juvenal, Satire 10.77–81)

orandum est ut sit mens sana in corpore sano,
fortem posce animum mortis terrore carentem,
(Juvenal, Satire 10.354-357)
olaf6 | Mar 19, 2022 |
Murtra | Jul 20, 2021 |
My overall thoughts on this book: old man shakes hand at clouds and writes angry letters to the newspaper about things he doesn't like.

It really is - Juvenal tends to ramble eloquently on a topic, generally on things he doesn't like (eg, gay folk are bad, but better to be a gay than married). And, his rants are mostly recognizable today (Don't spend money on stuff you can't afford. Outsiders bad and taking jobs and Romans aren't taking back what they are due, etc). A few topics are difficult to read (Satire 6, on woman). As a whole, I really enjoyed reading this.

On style - initially, I had trouble understanding what was happening. Between old traditions and the very English translation of this book, I had to read a few of the satires two or three times, just to catch the nuance. The translation is well done, as far as I can tell. However, I wish there was more focus on the overall setting in the notes. I don't care who Juvenal was writing about, but I really wanted to know about the setting, why were these written, and how were the presented. Bits and pieces of the why were covered in the book, but the majority of the notes were focused on sentence structure (which is meaningless to me) and on individuals mentioned.
… (mere)
TheDivineOomba | 13 andre anmeldelser | Jun 14, 2020 |



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