The Satires of Juvenal: A Verse Translation

The Satires of Juvenal: A Verse Translation

By: Christopher Kelk (author)Hardback

Special OrderSpecial Order item not currently available. We'll try and order for you.


This is a rhyming-couplet translation of Juvenal's sixteen Satires, written in iambic pentameters. While remaining faithful to the original, it brings the work of the first-century Roman poet to the attention of a contemporary audience. Though subject to the strictures of such a poetic form, it is an accurate rendering while at the same time keeping the mordant and sardonic tone of the original. It is accepted that classical texts need a new inspection every so often and this is an attempt to make Juvenal appeal to a contemporary readership. While it may well find a niche among professional classicists, it is likely to be more widely read by non-Latinists and to this end there are explanatory notes at the back of the book.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780773414259
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780773414259
  • ISBN10: 0773414258

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly