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BY WHICH THESE DIFFICULT SATIRISTS ARE RENDERED
AND SOLD AT T. BECKET's, BOOKSELLER TO HIS
M. DCC. LXXXIX.
ECIMUS Junius Juvenal was born at Aquinum, a town of the Volfci, a people of Latium: bence, from the place of his birth, he was called Aquihas. It is not certain whether he was the fon, or fofter-child, of a rich freedman. He had a learned education, and, in the time of Claudius Nero, pleaded caufes with great reputation. About his middle age be applied himself to the study of Poetry; and, as he faw a daily increafe of vice and folly, be addicted himfelf to writing Satire: but, having faid fomething (Sat. vii. 1. 88-92.) which was deemed a reflection on Paris the actor, a minion of Domitian's, he was banifhed into Egypt, at eighty years of age, under pretence of fending him as captain of a company of foldiers. This was looked upon as a fort of humorous punishment for what he had faid, in making Paris the
beftower of posts in the army.
However, Domitian dying very foon after, Juvenal returned to Rome, and is faid to have lived there to
Quanquam Octogenarius.-MARSHALL, in Vit. Juv.