By Edward Courtney
Edward Courtney's examine of the Satires of Juvenal is the one full-scale observation at the corpus because the 19th century and keeps its price for college kids and students a new release after its first visual appeal in 1980. This remark comprises the findings of classical research as much as that point, together with the paintings of A. E. Housman, new discoveries akin to these of papyri, and the increasing horizons of classical learn. Courtney elucidates the shape of every poem and the development of idea, and provides many feedback for the adjustment of conventional punctuation. as well as simple rationalization of the textual content, the statement deals a close knowing of the literary and historic context, together with thorough therapy of social customs, realia, improvement of the Latin language, and rhetorical beneficial properties. The creation discusses Juvenal's existence, his improvement as a satirist, his view of society and morals, his type, and his dealing with of metre.
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70–106 is similar. Compare Sen. Contr. 10, where Blandus puts forward the general proposition militia tibi supervacua est, then the tractatio, followed by hic exempla. The use of such exempla is fully discussed by Quintil. 11, cf. 4 (see Austin’s notes), where he again remarks that exempla are a way of giving praecepta (cf. Sen. Dial. 1). 19 ridicules the use of this high-flown technique in a speech on a humble subject. Martial’s own use of exempla is discussed by Nordh Eranos 52, 1954, from whom I add two quotations: (p.
131). Apart from this the vulgar element in his diction is not pronounced. 195, all times evidently for literary effect). 66). 4 balneolum). 425), which are rare in poetry. g. 63). 196 in Lucilian style he employs a barbarian word. His satires then are on the whole decidedly less colloquial than those of Horace (and this is only partly because he represents fewer conversations). g. 13. Such grandness often ironically through parody sets off the failings which he is attacking. 29). 346–66, with the irony in 354–5.
It is noticeable that, unlike Horace, he prefers to convey pithy wisdom in sententiae rather than in proverbial expressions. 187; cf. Quintil. 11). It will have been noticed that some of the features discussed above are specifically linked with the genus grande, and when we pass from the influence of rhetoric on Juvenal’s style to consideration of its general nature and impact, elevation is in fact its most remarkable characteristic. One technique used by him with striking frequency to impart ornatus (Quintil.
A Commentary on the Satires of Juvenal by Edward Courtney