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|Named Person:||Juvenal; Persius; Juvenal.; Persius.|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Juvenal.; Persius.; George Gilbert Ramsay
|ISBN:||0674991028 9780674991026 0434990914 9780434990917|
|Language Note:||Latin and English on opposite pages.|
|Notes:||First printed 1918.|
|Description:||lxxxii, 415 pages ; 17 cm.|
|Contents:||Preface. Introduction. Life of Juvenal. Life of Persius. Supposed obscurity of Persius. Persius and Juvenal compared. Satura of Rome. Lucilian satire. Juvenal's satires summarised. Mss of Juvenal. Mss of Persius. Mss of Juvenal as given in Housman's ediction, 1905. Mss of Persius as given in Buecheler's fourth edition revised by F Leo, 1910. Satires of Juvenal. Satires I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII XIII XIV XV XVI Satires of Persius. Prologue Satires I II III IV V VI Index to Juvenal Index to Persius.|
|Series Title:||Loeb classical library, 91.|
|Responsibility:||with an English translation by G.G. Ramsay.|
PERSIUS, Aulus, Persius Flaccus (A.D. 34-62) of Volaterrae was of equestrian rank; he came to Rome and was trained in 'grammar', rhetoric, and Stoic philosophy. In company with his mother, sister and aunt and enjoying the friendship of Lucan and other famous people, he lived a sober life. He left six Satires only (in hexameters); after a prologue (in scazon metre) we have a Satire on the corruption of literature and morals (1); foolish methods of prayer (2); deliberately wrong living and lack of philosophy (3); the well-born insincere politician, and some of our own weaknesses (4); praise of Cornutus the Stoic; servility of men (5); and a chatty poem addressed to the poet Bassus (6).