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Published: 30 November 2020

400 Pages

8 x 6 inches

ISBN: 9781789622171

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Juvenal: Satires Book V

John Godwin

Liverpool University Press

Aris and Phillips Classical Texts

  • The first edition in any language of Juvenal Book V as a coherent set of poems
  • The commentary is keyed to the English translation and aims to be read by those new to this author without missing out details of interest to the expert
  • Juvenal's final satires still retain their power to shock us with his exposure of the vicious cruelty and sexual license of the Roman Empire
  • Juvenal was one of the greatest writers of Latin and this commentary is the first in English to explain fully the artistry and the magic of the poetry
  • Juvenal shows us what it was like to be alive in the early second century as well as the late medieval regional literary culture