Biography of Juvenal


Juvenal. A celebrated Latin poet and satirist. Juvenal was born in Aquinum. A friend of Martial and contemporary of Statius and Quintilian. Juvenal's satires, 16 in number, are written in indignant scorn of the vices of the Romans under the empire, and in the descriptions of which the historian finds a portrait of the manners and morals of the time (60-140).