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A first century Roman poet of Etruscan origin, Persius wrote polished satires that reveal his interest in Stoicism and a strong criticism for what he considered to be the stylistic abuses of his poetic contemporaries. Like Juvenal who would write half a century later, Persius was the heir to the style of Latin verse satire developed by Lucilius and Horace, which were clearly aimed at a sophisticated and urban audience. He adopts the mask of an angry man, while his sharp criticism of the society in which he lives is combined with flashes of sardonic humor. Delphi’s Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin texts. This comprehensive eBook presents Persius’ complete extant works, with illustrations, an informative introduction and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Persius’ life and works
* Features the complete extant works of Persius, in both English translation and the original Latin
* Concise introduction to the poetry
* Provides both verse and prose translations
* Also includes the 1918 translation previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition
* Features the translators’ original footnotes, giving important contextual information
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Easily locate the poems you want to read with individual contents tables
* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the sections paragraph by paragraph — ideal for Latin students
* Features three biographies — discover Persius’ ancient world
* Ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Translations
Brief Introduction to Persius
Lewis Evans’ Prose Translation, 1881
William Gifford’s Verse Translation, 1881
George Gilbert Ramsay’s Prose Translation, 1918

The Latin Text
Contents of the Latin Text

The Dual Text
Dual Latin and English Text

The Biographies
The Life of Aulus Persius Flaccus (c. 121) by Suetonius
An Essay on the Roman Satirists (1881) by William Gifford
Life of Persius (1918) by George Gilbert Ramsay

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