D. Juni Juvenalis Saturarum Libri V

D. Juni Juvenalis Saturarum Libri V

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...the praeco, one of whose functions was to sell slaves: cf. 1. 157 and 7, 6.' 34. cornicines: men who formerly were the musicians of a travelling show have now reached such wealth and prominence that they furnish gladiatorial exhibitions. 35. notaeque per oppida: Mart. III, 95, 7 notumque per oppida nomen. buccae: of u. mouthing orator in It, 34; see 43. 36. verso polliee: pollicem vertere (cmweriere; see 44) indicates the gesture by which the spectators ordered the death of a conquered gladiator, pollicem premere the one by which they denmnded that his life be spared: cf. Plin. N. H. xxvIII, 25 and Hor. Epist. I, I8, 66. The exact nature of these gestures is uncertain.' 38. foricas: public conveniences similar to those seen in Europe now. The upstart, ready for anything (omnia), leases these and makes them a source of revenue. The emperor Vespasian was blamed by his son Titus for doing the same thing (Suet. 23)." cum sint: sc. tales.' 40. voluit Fortuna iocari: for the thought, cf. 6, 608; 7, 197. 41. quid Romeo faciam: similarly Mart. III, 38, 13 quid facianl? suade: nam cerium est mloere Romae; cf. id. Iv, 5. For J uvenal's relation to Martial, see 26. mentiri nescio: Petron. 116 sin...sustinctis semper mentiri, recta ad lucrum curritis.' 43. astrorum: astrologers were much consulted by the higher classes in Rome and commanded large fees: of. 6, 565 if. 'I know nothing of astrology, ' says Uinbricius, 'so 1 cannot tell when your father will take himself off (and leave you his estate).' bee note on 10, 94. 1 The interpretation of Schocmann (Nene Jnhrb., xcrx, pp. 765 t!.), who saw here a reference to fraudulent bankruptcy, has little support. 1 An ancient...show more

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