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A significant other to Persius and Juvenal breaks new flooring in its in-depth concentrate on either authors as "satiric successors"; designated person contributions recommend unique views on their paintings, and supply an in-depth exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives.

• presents particular and updated suggestions at the texts and contexts of Persius and Juvenal
• deals immense dialogue of the reception of either authors, reflecting essentially the most cutting edge paintings being performed in modern Classics
• incorporates a thorough exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives

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In this way the nobles of Carthage got immense farms. But after getting them they must get men to till them, for the Carthaginian nobles did not work much themselves. Now you must see how Carthage obtained her laborers. Let us again follow the quinqueremes as they go on their journeys. Hundreds of them sail westward, past the Pillars of Hercules, and creep down the western coast of Africa. Here at night hundreds of men slip into the negro villages and snatch the sleeping negro men, women and children from their homes, bind them in chains and load them on their ships.

The Numidian tribes of the desert went almost without clothing, being covered sometimes with a leopard or tiger skin, and sometimes with a mere girdle of skin around the waist. They used no saddle or bridle in riding, but guided their small wiry horses by their voice or with a slender rod, or stick. These horsemen, always plucky and tireless, were very skillful in the use of the spear. The elephants were used to charge upon the enemy, whom they trampled down. Towers were also fastened to their backs, and these were filled with archers and slingers.

The Romans were very fond of olives, and the oil served them as butter. Marius, of course, could merely help in the things that I have mentioned, but there was one thing that he and his little brother could do alone, and that was to tend the garden patch, which, to be sure, was not very large, but sufficient, if well tended, for the father, mother and four children,—for Marius had two sisters and a brother also. Do you think a family of six could have many luxuries, making a living on a four-acre farm?

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