The sixteen satires

JUVENAL

livre the sixteen satires
EDITEUR : ADULT PBS
DATE DE PARUTION : 22/02/07
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SYNOPSIS :

Perhaps more than any other writer, Juvenal (c. AD 55-138) captures the splendour, the squalor and the sheer energy of everyday Roman life. In The Sixteen Satires he evokes a fascinating world of whores, fortune-tellers, boozy politicians, slick lawyers, shameless sycophants, ageing flirts and downtrodden teachers. A member of the traditional land-owning class that was rapidly seeing power slip into the hands of outsiders, Juvenal
also creates savage portraits of decadent aristocrats - male and female - seeking excitement among the lower orders of actors and gladiators, and of the jumped-up sons of newly-rich former slaves. Constantly comparing the corruption of his own generation with its stern and upright forebears, Juvenal's powers of irony and invective make his work a stunningly satirical and bitter denunciation of the degeneracy of Roman society
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  • Auteur : JUVENAL
  • Éditeur : ADULT PBS
  • ISBN : 9780140447040
  • Date de parution : 22/02/07

Format

  • Hauteur : 19.80 cm
  • Largeur : 12.90 cm
  • Poids : 0.24 kg