Decimus Junius Juvenalis

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Born: 060 AD
Died: 140 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Poets, Satirists


Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, Anglicized as Juvenal, was a Roman satiric poet.

 

60 - Juvenal was born at Aquinum.

 

Juvenal was the son or ward of a wealthy freedman; he practiced declamation until middle age.

 

Made his first essay in satire by writing the lines on Paris, the actor and favorite of Domitian, now found in the seventh satire.

 

140 - Juvenal eighty years of age died shortly afterwards of grief and vexation.

 

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