Facts about Juvenal

Summary

Juvenal was a famous Poet from Rome, who lived between 55 AC and 135 AC.

Biography

Juve Ali (= Latin for "youth"), Decimus Junius Juve really Ali (about 55 - about 135 AD) was a Roman poet. He was particularly known for his bitter satires on Rome's moral decline.

The details about his life are unclear. References in his own lyrics to well known persons were active at the end of the 100-number gives an approximate dating. Martial mentions a learned friend of his repeatedly called Juve Ali, and it's probably the same person. Juve Ali built as a part of Martial epigrams, without naming him. A now lost inscription from Aquinum referred to an officer by the name ... NIVS IVVENALIS, which may have been a satirist.

Pliny the Younger mentions about what existed of writing personalities in Rome in his time, but Juve Ali. We have to go to Lactantius about two hundred years later before we play Juve Ali again. The Christians must have appreciated his moralism and criticism of Rome, for it was in their environment he first became popular and read by others. In the Middle Ages, he was preserved and read in the monasteries. The reason that his satires have survived, could be that a small number of manuscripts were hidden, and was rediscovered by the Christian much later. Juve Ali may simply have been a nickname as very few contemporaries knew the identity of a pseudonym ensured that the author of his writings had fallen into the wrong hands. This may also explain why no one seemed to know the man of his time.

According to the vitriol and sharp nature of Lucilius, the father of Roman satire as a genre, and within a poetic tradition which included Horace and Persius wrote Juvenal at least 16 poems in daktylisk hexameter covering an encyclopaedic range of subjects within the Roman world. While satire is a living resource for the study of ancient Rome from a broad perspective, their comical expressions that make use of statements found in those simple facts rather problematic. At first glance, satire be read as a savage critique of the (pagan) Rome, perhaps something that ensured that they survived in manuscripts in the writing rooms in Christian monasteries, a bottleneck in the preservation, when the vast majority of ancient texts were lost.

Our collection contains 17 quotes who is written / told by Juvenal, under the main topic Women.

Related authors: Junius, Lactantius, Horace

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juvenal

Famous quotes by Juvenal (17)


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"This is his first punishment, that by the verdict of his own heart no guilty man is acquitted"
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"There is hardly a case in which the dispute was not caused by a woman"
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"The traveller with empty pockets will sing in the thief 's face"
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"Rare is the union of beauty and purity"
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"Our virtues are most frequently but vices disguised"
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"One globe seemed all too small for the youthful Alexander"
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"No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap"
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"No one ever became extremely wicked suddenly"
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"Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another"
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"Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior"
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"It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty"
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"It is difficult not to write satire"
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"I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason"
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"Censure acquits the raven, but pursues the dove"
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"All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price"
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"A child is owed the greatest respect; if you have ever have something disgraceful in mind, don't ignore your son's tender years"
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"For women's tears are but the sweat of eyes"


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