Persins, otherwise Aulus Peesius Flaccus (A.D. 34-62), Roman satirist, was born in Etruria, and educated there and at Rome. He became the pupil and devoted friend of Cornutus the Stoic, and was acquainted with Seneca, Lucan, and other notable Romans. His works consist of six short satires, considered much inferior to those of Horace and Juvenal, but still possessing much vigour and directness. They were enthusiastically received by the literati of the time, and were cited with admiration by subsequent scholars. Persius died near the Appian Way in his 28th year. His satires have been often translated into English, Dryden's version being probably the best.