Juvenal's Sixth Satire - 1033 Words
Satire, in order to resonate with the audience, has to reflect something about reality, but, in Juvenal's case, it is surely a heightened, exaggerated version of it, even a caricature. As evidenced, this is by far the longest, and in some ways the most offensive, of the Satires by Juvenal, his sixth, which he devotes to a wide-ranging attack on the folly, for men, of marriage.
Postumus, are you really
Taking a wife? You used to be sane enoughwhat
Fury's got into you, what snake has stung...
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