Satires of Persius (Poetry in Translation Series)

Satires of Persius (Poetry in Translation Series)❴BOOKS❵ ⚡ Satires of Persius (Poetry in Translation Series) Author W.S. Merwin – Oaklandjobs.co.uk The Roman poet Persius who lived from AD 34 62 left a mere 650 lines of verse; enough however to have made him famous for his powerful and uncompromising satires on Roman society in the time of Nero H The Roman poet Persius who lived from AD left a mere lines of verse; enough however to have made him famous for his powerful and uncompromising satires on Roman society in the time of Nero His Satires was among the earliest printed books This title explores the background to Persius' life and work. I stumbled on this at a bookstore WS Merwin acting as translator caught my eye Here are some gemsSpeaking of religious sacrifices in Satire 2 And what have you bestowed upon the gods that they're so willing to indulge you And on animal sacrifices in hopes of increased flocks And how will they manage that half wit if the fat of your beasts one after the other is rendered in the flames But he keeps slogging away with his entrails and fatty pasties determined to get richAs for you priests there's one thing I wish you'd explain What's gold doing in the sanctuary I should think it's about as much use to the gods as those dolls which virgins present to Venus We'd do better to bring to the alter what no bleary scion of great Messala can afford on his magnificent salver namely a soul in harmony with the dictates of heaven a mind pure in its secret places a generous and honest heart Grant me these to dedicate in the temples and over plain bread I shall offer up thanksOn his wishes for the rich and immoral No punishment but this let them behold virtue and die of the knowledge that they have lost herOn politicians You prospect of well groomed uite useless skin how long till you uit twitching your rump at the crooning populace oh jfc with the modernization

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  • 112 pages
  • Satires of Persius (Poetry in Translation Series)
  • W.S. Merwin
  • English
  • 11 June 2016
  • 9780856460197