from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Juvenal Originally Decimus Junius Juvenalis. A.D. 60?-140? Roman satirist whose works denounced the corruption and extravagance of the privileged classes in Rome.
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- n. A youth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A youth; a young man; a juvenile.
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- n. Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
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Passing over allusions in Juvenal and Martial,186 we find
Juvenal is a grand nervous Satirist — your refined criticks prefer the sneering strokes of
Juvenal is a satirist, whose strong expressions can hardly be received as historic evidence; and he wrote after the horrible cruelties of the Romans, which, during and after the war, might give some cause for the complete isolation of the Jew from the rest of the world.
This is a phrase from the Roman poet Juvenal, which is literally translated as
This is a phrase from the Roman poet Juvenal, which is literally translated as "Who will guard the guards themselves?"
In lines 5-9 Byron is recalling Juvenal's description of the valley of
S. Germain, Archbishop of Constantinople, saith that he found written in the History Euthimiata in the third book of the fortieth chapter, and the same witnesseth the great Damascene, that as the noble empress Helen in mind of holy church had made many churches in Constantinople, among all other she edified in the time of Marcian the emperor at Balthernas a marvellous church in the honour of the Virgin Mary, and called Juvenal archbishop of Jerusalem and all the other bishops of Palestine which dwelled then in the city royal for the cene which had been holden in Chalcedon, and she said to them: We have heard say that the body of the right holy virgin our Lady is in such a place, in such a tomb in the Vale of Jehosaphat; we will then that for the guard of this city, that the body of that Blessed
: uineas; iuldlng that he id a better bargain with * 'Juvenal, which is reckoned not so
"exordiums, annotations, etc., for the forthcoming quarto," and has written to Murray, urging him on no account to show the MS. to Juvenal, that is, Gifford.
I say this because there are critics who speak of Juvenal as though he were Isaiah.