Thirteen Satires of Juvenal 2 Volume Paperback Set

Thirteen Satires of Juvenal 2 Volume Paperback Set : With a Commentary

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The second edition of John Mayor's 1853 commentary on the Roman satirist Juvenal was published in the years 1872 to 1879, and according to the author's preface was intended as a precursor to an even larger-scale study. Thirteen of Juvenal's satires are featured here (Satires 2, 6 and 9 are omitted) and a thorough commentary is given for each, guiding the reader through the poet's intricate language and a dense web of historical and mythological allusions. Mayor (1825-1910), who was elected Professor of Latin at Cambridge in 1872 and became one of the original Fellows of the British Academy, applied his extensive knowledge of life and thought in Imperial Rome to make this difficult material more approachable. Volume 1 contains the text of the satires, and Mayor's notes on the first five pieces in his selection, while Volume 2 contains notes on Satires 8 and 10-16.
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  • Paperback | 823 pages
  • 250 x 325 x 68mm | 1,330g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1108011039
  • 9781108011037
  • 2,828,661

Table of contents

Volume 1: Text of Satires 1, 3-5, 7-8, 10-16; Notes on Satires 1, 3-5, 7. Volume 2: Notes on Satires 8, 10-16; Index.
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