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Juvenal: Satires Book V

John Godwin


Juvenal’s fifth and last book of Satires consists of three complete poems and one fragment. The poems offer a scandalised exposure of human folly and vice, but the poet also appears to be promoting the value of human life and the need to accept our lives without worshipping the false gods of money, power or superstition—and this is delivered in the hugely entertaining tones of a great master of the Latin language. Satires 13 and 14 both deal with the need to use money without being enslaved by avarice, Satire 15 is an astonishing description of the cannibalism perpetrated in a vicious war ... More

Keywords: Juvenal, satire, folly, vice, Latin, avarice, cannibalism

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622171
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622171.001.0001


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