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P R E F A C E

TO

JUVENAL.

DECIMUS JUNIUS JUVENAL was born at Aqni-
num, a town of the Volsci, a people of Latium: hence,
from the place of his birth, he was called Aquinas. It
is not certain whether he was the son, or foster-child,
of a rich freedman. He had a learned education, and,
in the time of Claudius Nero, pleaded causes with great
reputation. About his middle age he applied himself
to the study of Poetry; and, as he saw a daily increase
of vice and folly, he addicted himself to writing Satire:
but, having said something (sat. vii. 1. 88–92.) which
was deemed a reflection on Paris the actor, a minion
of Domitian's, he was banished into Ægypt, at * eighty

age,
under

pretence of sending him as captain of a company of soldiers. This was looked upon as a sort of humorous punishment for what he had said, in making Paris the bestower of posts in the army.

However, Domitian dying soon after, Juvenal returned to Rome, and is said to have lived there to the times † of Nerva and Trajan. At last, worn out with

he expired in a fit of coughing.

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years of

old age,

* Quanquam Octogenarius. MARSHALL, in Vit. Juv.

+ Ibique ad Nervæ et Trajani tempora supervixisse dicitur MARSHALL, Ib.

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