26 Great Quotes By Juvenal With A Pinch Of Satire
Juvenal was a renowned Roman poet and satirist. There is no authorized documentation of his early life other than a biography written by his followers. It is also believed that he spent a major part of his life in exile. When he returned to Rome he was penniless and had to depend on the charity for survival. His financial condition gradually improved and he went on to lead a comfortable life in Rome. During this period, he wrote ‘The Satires’ a compilation of 16 satiric poems and it turned out to be the most notable work of his life. His satires described the sufferings of the masses under the reign of different emperors. These satires were published in five volumes and each one aimed at a different subject. The first volume described the cruelty of Domitian’s dictatorship. His other satires expressed his thoughts on various topics like homosexuality, sexual degradation of Roman women and poverty. His satires had remained forgotten for a long time but was later revived and adapted by several famous modern day satirists. We bring to you a collection of sayings and quotations which have been excerpted from his writings and life. Presenting the compilation of thoughts and quotes by Juvenal.