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date: 26 February 2024

Juvenal (Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis) (fl.ad 100) 

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The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Author(s):
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

The greatest Roman satiric poet, author of sixteen satires, the last one incomplete. Nothing definite is known about his life. In Satire 1, a friend urges that writing satire is too dangerous; Juvenal replies that it is hard not to write satire in Rome, but he will attack only those who are safely dead. Satire 3, translated by ... ...

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