RARE ANTIQUE BOOKS, 1690 JUVENAL SATIRES STOIC PHILOSOPHY MYTHOLOGY ROME SILVECANE FRENCH 2V SET
“Many commit the same crime with a very different result. One bears a cross for his crime; another a crown.”
― Juvenal, The Satires
A rare 1690 French printing of ‘The Satires’ of Juvenal and. This collection of satirical poetry was written in the late 1st and 2nd centuries and discuss society, social norms, irony, each of these providing insight to the morals and values of Roman life at the time. Juvenal outlines many of the concerns he has with Roman citizens including unfaithfulness and greed; issues he recognized as downfalls to society. Many of the satires include references to Greek and Roman mythology.
This two-volume edition includes commentary and notes by Guillaume de Silvecane.
JUVENALIS, (Decimus Junius)
Traduction nouvelle des Satyres de Juvenal en vers françois, avec des remarques sur les passages les plus difficiles
A Paris : Chez Robert Pepie, 1690.
Collation: Complete with all pages: 2 volumes
Vol. I – , 622
Vol. II – , 597, 
Language: Latin & French
Binding: Leather; tight & secure
Size: ~6.75in X 4in (17cm x 10cm)
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