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Comprehensive information about Juvenal including biographical information, facts, literary works, and more. Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, author of the Satires. 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). This educational Juvenal resource has information about the author's life, works, quotations, articles and essays, and more.


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Quote Left Many commit the same crime with a different destiny; one bears a cross as the price of his villainy, another wears a crown. Quote Right
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Quote Left You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body. Quote Right
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Quote Left Ardeat ipsa licet, tormentia gaudet amantis. (Though she may herself burn, she delights in her lover's torment.) Quote Right
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Quote Left Two things only the people actually desire bread and circuses. Quote Right
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Quote Left Whenever fortune wishes to joke, she lifts people from what is humble to the highest extremity of affairs. Quote Right
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