Biographia Classica; The Lives and Characters of All the Classic Authors, the Grecian and Roman Poets, Historians, Orators, and Biographers. with an H

Biographia Classica; The Lives and Characters of All the Classic Authors, the Grecian and Roman Poets, Historians, Orators, and Biographers. with an H

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1740 edition. Excerpt: ...Lise, and he had long distinguished himself bv his Eloquence at the Bar, .and improved his Fortune. and Interest at Rome before he thought of Poetry, the very Style of which in his Satires, speaks a long Habit.of Declaiming.. W E are told he recited the first Esfay which he made, . heing above forty, .to a small Audience of his Friends, . but being encouraged by their Applause, . he hazarded a greater Publication; which reaching the Ear. of Paris, Domitian's chief.Favourite at that time, though but a Pantomime. Player, .whom he had severely insulted, . that Minion. made his Complaint to the Emperor, who banished the. offending Poet into Egypt, (to Pentapolis a City of Lybia, fays Suidas) though he was. eighty Years old, as Giraldut observes. in his account of the Latin Poets, under the pretence. of giving him the Praesecture of a Cohort.. Upon this account he is called by Sidonius Apollinaris, Irati Histrionis Exul. Ills. et Militia multis largitur hono?..emi Semejlri vatum digitos circumligat auro, . Suodnm dant Proceres, dabit Histrio. He can dispose of Honours and Commands, ThePow'r of Rome, is in an Aclor's hands. 17mpeaceful Gown and military Sword, The bowttnts Player outgives the pinching Lord. O 5 And1 And wouldst thou, Poet, rise before the Sun, And to his Honour's lazy Levee ran t Stick to the Stage, and leave thy sordid Peer, And yet, Heav'n knows, 'tis earn d with Hard/hip there' He was not idle during his Stay in Egypt, but made such Observations upon the Superstitions and; Religious Differences of the People, as he afterwards wrought up into a Satire, which is the fifteenth in the Order they are common Jy published. After Domitian's Death, 'Juvenal return'd to Rome, sufficiently cautioned not only against attacking the Charactshow more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488547
  • 9781236488541