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JUVENAL AND PERSIUS;

WITH

COPIOUS EXPLANATORY NOTES,

BY WHICH

THESE DIFFICULT SATIRISTS ARE RENDERED EASY AND

FAMILIAR TO THE READER.

A NEW EDITION.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

BY THE REv. M. MADAN.

Ardet....Instat....Aperte jugulat.

Scal. in Juv.

VOL. I.

OXFORD,
PRINTED BY AND FOR BLISS AND BAXTER;
Sold also by F. C. and J. Riviso TON; J. MAWMAN; Longman, Hurst
REES, ORME, and Brown, London ; and DEIGHTON

and Sons, Cambridge.

1813.

Harvard College Library Bowie Collection

Gift of Mrs. E. D. Brandegee

Nov 9, 1903.

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DECIMUS JUNIUS JUVENAL was born at Aquinum, a town of the Volsci, a people of Latium : hence, from the place of his birth, he was called Aquinas. It is not certain whether he was the son, or foster-child, of a rich freedman. He had a learned education, and, in the time of Claudius Nero, pleaded causes with great reputation. About his middle age he applied himself to the study of Poetry; and, as he saw a daily increase of vice and folly, he addicted himself to writing Satire : but, having said something (sat. vii. l. 88-92.) which was deemed a reflection on Paris the actor, a minion of Domitian's, he was banished into Egypt, at * eighty years of age, under pretence of sending him as captain of a company of soldiers. This was looked upon as a sort of humourous punishment for what he had said, in making Paris the bestower of posts in the army.

However, Domitian dying soon after, Juvenal returned to Rome, and is said to have lived there to the times of Nerva and Trajan. At last, worn out with old age, he expired in a fit of coughing. He was a man of excellent morals, of an elegant taste and

jer til Quanquam Octogenarius. Marshall, in Vit. Juv. + Ibique ad Nerve et Trajani tempora supervixisse dicitur MARSHALL. Ib.

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