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Originally Decimus Junius Juvenalis. A.D. c.55-c.140.
Roman lawyer and satirist whose writings denounced the corruption and extravagance of the privileged classes in Rome
- Almost nothing is known of his life except that he lived in Rome, was poor and was a friend of Martial (Roman poet from Hispania best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between A.D. 86 and 103).
- He wrote sixteen satires in verse about Roman life and society A.D. (c.100-c.128).
- Juvenal wrote from the viewpoint of an angry Stoic moralist.
- His poetry ranged from savage attacks on the vices and the extravagance of the ruling classes (including their "hangers-on"), to his hatred of Jews, foreigners, and society women.