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date: 26 February 2024

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

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
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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