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Satires by Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis is a thought-provoking collection of satirical poems that provide a scathing critique of the society and culture of ancient Rome. Through his sharp wit and cutting humor, Juvenal tackles issues such as corruption, greed, vanity, and moral decay.

The poems in this collection are remarkably relevant even centuries after they were written, as they address universal themes and human flaws that still resonate today. Juvenal's keen observations and biting sarcasm make for an engaging and impactful read, challenging readers to reflect on their own behaviors and beliefs.

While some of the subject matter may be dark and cynical, Juvenal's skillful use of language and vivid imagery make the poems a pleasure to read. His clever wordplay and clever turns of phrase ensure that readers will be both entertained and enlightened by his work.

Overall, Satires by Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis is a timeless classic that continues to captivate and provoke readers with its enduring relevance and powerful commentary on human nature. This collection is a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the depths of satire and social criticism.

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Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD. The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD fix his terminus post quem (earliest date of composition). The Satires are a collection of satirical poems by Juvenal written in the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD. Juvenal is credited with sixteen known poems divided among five books; all are in the Roman genre of satire, which, at its most basic in the time of the author, comprised a wide-ranging discussion of society and social mores in dactylic hexameter. These five books were discrete works, and there is no reason to assume that they were published at the same time or that they are identical in theme or in approach. The poems are not individually titled, but translators have often added titles for the convenience of readers.

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