n Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa - "Uncle" Virro and Trebius' offspring : the relevance of Juvenal Satires 5, lines 141-5
|Article Title||"Uncle" Virro and Trebius' offspring : the relevance of Juvenal Satires 5, lines 141-5|
|© Publisher:||Classical Association of South Africa (CASA)|
|Journal||Acta Classica : Proceedings of the Classical Association of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Jan 1993|
|Pages||83 - 89|
Barr and Jenkyns provide attractive explanations of Virro's seemingly enigmatic behaviour; but I would suggest that the ultimate target of this little cameo is Trebius himself, whose apparent inability to recognize his own degrading subservience and gullibility so distresses Juvenal - a theme which marks the opening of the satire and one which is given vivid expression at the conclusion.
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