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Ju·ve·nal

 (jo͞o′və-nəl) Originally Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ad 60?-140?
Roman satirist whose works denounced the corruption and extravagance of the privileged classes in Rome.

juvenal

(ˈdʒuːvɪnəl)
adj
(Zoology) ornithol a variant spelling (esp US) of juvenile4

Juvenal

(ˈdʒuːvɪnəl)
n
(Biography) Latin name Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ?60–?140 ad, Roman satirist. In his 16 verse satires, he denounced the vices of imperial Rome

Ju•ve•nal

(ˈdʒu və nl)

n.
(Decimus Junius Juvenalis) A.D. c60–140, Roman satirical poet.
Ju•ve•na•li•an (ˌdʒu vəˈneɪ li ən) adj.
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Noun1.Juvenal - Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)Juvenal - Roman satirist who denounced the vice and folly of Roman society during the reign of the emperor Domitian (60-140)
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He spends the whole day in settling whether Homer expressed himself correctly or not in such and such a line of the Iliad, whether Martial was indecent or not in such and such an epigram, whether such and such lines of Virgil are to be understood in this way or in that; in short, all his talk is of the works of these poets, and those of Horace, Perseus, Juvenal, and Tibullus; for of the moderns in our own language he makes no great account; but with all his seeming indifference to Spanish poetry, just now his thoughts are absorbed in making a gloss on four lines that have been sent him from Salamanca, which I suspect are for some poetical tournament.
Juvenal similarly speaks of `cruda senectus' (caused by gluttony).
Sir Robert Walpole, ruling the country with unscrupulous absolutism, had now put an end to the employment of literary men in public life, and though Johnson's poem 'London,' a satire on the city written in imitation of the Roman poet Juvenal and published in 1738, attracted much attention, he could do no better for a time than to become one of that undistinguished herd of hand-to-mouth and nearly starving Grub Street writers whom Pope was so contemptuously abusing and who chiefly depended on the despotic patronage of magazine publishers.