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Juvenal: Satires Book IV

Author: John Godwin
Publisher: 4 Cambridge Street, Liverpool L69 7ZU Liverpool University Press 2016
Series: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
Summary:
Juvenal's fourth book of Satires consists of three poems which are all concerned with contentment in various forms. The poet adopts a more resigned and philosophical tone, unlike the brash anger of the earlier books. These poems use enormous humour and wit to puncture the pretensions of the foolish and the wicked, urging an acceptance of our lives and a more positive stance towards life and death by mockery of the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Godwin
ISBN: 9781910572344 1910572349
OCLC Number: 1322067520
Description: Online resource (200 pages).
Series Title: Aris & Phillips Classical Texts.
Responsibility: Godwin, John.

Abstract:

Juvenal's fourth book of Satires consists of three poems which are all concerned with contentment in various forms. The poet adopts a more resigned and philosophical tone, unlike the brash anger of the earlier books. These poems use enormous humour and wit to puncture the pretensions of the foolish and the wicked, urging an acceptance of our lives and a more positive stance towards life and death by mockery of the pompous and comic description of the rich and famous. In Satire 10 Juvenal examines the human desire to be rich, famous, attractive and powerful and dismisses all these goals as not worth striving for - we are in fact happier as we are. In Satires 11 and 12 he argues for the simple life which can deliver genuine happiness rather than risking the decadence of luxury and the perils of sea-travel and legacy-hunting. Self-knowledge and true friendship are the moral heart of these poems; but they are also complex literary constructs in which the figure of the speaker can be...

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