Twenty. School Texts of Persius and Juvenal

  1. Susanna Braund2 and
  2. Josiah Osgood3
  1. Amy Richlin

Published Online: 21 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch20

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

How to Cite

Richlin, A. (2012) School Texts of Persius and Juvenal, in A Companion to Persius and Juvenal (eds S. Braund and J. Osgood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stanford, Yale, London, UK

  2. 3

    Georgetown University, USA

Author Information

  1. UCLA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199650

Online ISBN: 9781118301074



  • school texts of Persius and Juvenal;
  • the Loeb Classical Library Foundation;
  • Horace's Odes, much more commonly taught than his, or any, Satires;
  • the medieval through the early modern periods, Persius/Juvenal, extreme popularity;
  • all classical texts, implicated in issues confronting Western culture since antiquity;
  • practice of expurgation, to the issue of physical layout and school texts;
  • punitive approaches in teaching Latin, having a long history;
  • literary approaches in the nineteenth century, jostling for attention with German textual;
  • idea of the material life of the past, as a great boost for satire as a genre;
  • Christendom showing signs of outlasting classics, how dark things get and how light returns


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preface

  • Introduction

  • Lives

  • Commentaries

  • Conclusion

  • Further Reading