The Satires of Juvenal and Persius, from the Texts of Ruperti and Orellius: With English Notes, Partly Compiled, and Partly Original (Classic Reprint)

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Decimus junius juvenalis was born in the reign of Caligula, about the year of our Lord 38, at Aquinum a town of the Volsci; which in the thirteenth century, gave a name, to another illustrious native, Thomas Aquinas, distinguished among the schoolmen by the title of the Angelic Doctor. Of Juvenal's life but little can be collected; and, bf this little, much is built upon uncertainties. From pride or modesty, he has left but few-notices of himself. As to his circumstances indeed, he gives us to understand that he had a competence: the little patrimony, which his father (or foster-father) left him, he never diminished, and, probably, never increased: it seems to have equalled all his wants. The earliest account extant of him (which is commonly, and by Salmasius amongst others, attributed to; Suetonius) has few marks of being written by a contemporary, and is very concise and meagre. He is said to have been either the son, or the foster-son, of a wealthy, freedman; who gave him a liberal education: Till the age of forty, (about 78 A. D.) he continued to prosecute the study oi, eloquence, by declaiming according to the practice of those days: yet more for amusement, than from any intention to prepare himself either for the schools or for the courts of law.

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