Juvenal

Juvenal

Nationality: Roman

Occupation: Poet

Biography: Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late 1st and early 2nd century AD, author of the Satires. The details of the author's life are unclear, although references within his text to known persons of the late 1st and early 2nd centuries AD fix his terminus post quem.

Source/Notes: In Latin: "Mens sana in corpore sano" - Variant translation: "You should pray for a sound mind in a sound body." - Satires, X, line 356

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Source/Notes: In Latin: "Omnia Romae cum pretio." - Satires no. 3, l. 183

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