Three. Juvenalis Eques: A Dissident Voice from the Lower Tier of the Roman Elite

  1. Susanna Braund2 and
  2. Josiah Osgood3
  1. David Armstrong

Published Online: 21 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch3

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

How to Cite

Armstrong, D. (2012) Juvenalis Eques: A Dissident Voice from the Lower Tier of the Roman Elite, in A Companion to Persius and Juvenal (eds S. Braund and J. Osgood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118301074.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Stanford, Yale, London, UK

  2. 3

    Georgetown University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Texas, Austin, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199650

Online ISBN: 9781118301074

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Keywords:

  • Juvenalis Eques, from the lower tier of the Roman Elite;
  • the “Real” Juvenal and His persona;
  • ancient biographies and scholiasts of Juvenal, revealing nothing on his life;
  • Juvenal's satire, coinciding with his real life;
  • Equestrian rank, a ready-made appeal to personal sympathy;
  • equestrian class, distinct by a conception of “modest” leisure activities;
  • senatorial/magnate class luxuries, above equestrian “simplicity”;
  • Juvenal 3, frustrations of Umbricius as a marginal eques;
  • Fabian Goldbeck's book on salutationes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The “Real” Juvenal and His Persona

  • Equestrian Rank and Literary Men in the Age of Domitian, Trajan, and Hadrian

  • Some Passages in Juvenal 3

  • Juvenalis Eques: Two Last Thoughts

  • Further Reading