Satirae Expurgatae

Satirae Expurgatae

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...in the world is there so wretched and desert, that it would not be better to live there than at Eome? 7. Lapsus tectorum: 'falling of houses, ' owing to the little care taken of old and ruinous buildings. 10. Tota domus: i. e. his family and furniture. Juvenal insinuates the poverty and frugality of his friend Umbricius, whose entire household furniture was packed up in a single waggon. 11. Substltit: we must imagine that Umbricius, attended by Juvenal, walked out before the waggon, and having gone to a certain distance stood still to wait the arrival of the vehicle. Here he tells the poet his various reasons for leaving Rome, which are so many strokes of the keenest satire upon the vices and follies of its inhabitants.--Veteres arcus: the ancient triumphal arches of Romiilus; or those erected to the memory of the Horatii; or perhaps the old arches of the aqueducts might here be meant.--Madldamque Capenam: Capena was one of the gates of the city that led to Capua: it was also called Fontinalis from the vast number of springs and aqueducts near it, and hence the epithet madidam. 12. Hie: in a grove near the gate Capena.--JVuma: Pompilius, the successor of Romulus.--JVocturnc e...amicce: Numa, the more strongly to recommend his laws and instil into the Romans a reverence for religion, persuaded them, that he made nightly appointments with the goddess Egeria, (whom Juvenal humourously calls his nocturnal mistress, as if describing an intrigue, ) and that from her mouth he received his whole form of government. In the grove, where they met, was a temple sacred to the Muses and to this goddess, whose fountain watered the grove; for it is fabled, that she wept herself into a fountain from grief at the death of Numa. The fountedn, grove, and temple were.show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496396
  • 9781236496393