Satires by Juvenal and Persius

Photos by Randal Stegmeyer

This Latin manuscript is one of several hundred in the Library’s collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts from Western Europe.  The text contains the satires by the Roman authors Juvenal (60?–140) and Persius (34–62), emphasizing the corruption and folly of life in ancient Rome.

The manuscript is an example of particularly fine book production: the parchment is whiter and softer than usual, the decorated borders and initials are especially beautiful, and the handwriting is neat and sophisticated. 

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Last modified: 06/14/2018