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102–7), the influence accentuated by means of the development of palles with an immediate item. surprise strategies are introduced into motion while Persius harangues his imagined inheritor in a mix of brilliant imagery and coarse sexual slang: is he to dine sparingly on plebeian fare at vacation instances, ut tuus iste nepos olim satur anseris extis, | cum morosa uago singultiet inguine uena, | patriciae immeiat uoluae? (6. 71–73), “so that that wild descendant of yours, full of goose innards, can a few day piss right into a patrician cunt while his pernickety vein sobs in his roving groin? ”; is his rigorously tough (OLD morosus 1) penis (uena: Adams (1982) 35) purely to be chuffed by means of “pissing” (immeiat: Adams (1982) 142) into an aristocratic “womb,” right here status for the vagina (Adams (1982) 103)? That verse seventy two is a “golden” line (abVBA, that means it has the self-conscious association of nouns [upper case A and B] and adjectives [lower case a and b] round a crucial verb [V]) sarcastically complements its brutal impression. Momentum is maintained and the reader’s awareness engaged by way of a relentless version of velocity and check in. The scornful portrayal of the peevish pupil at three. 1–20 is the prelude to a vitriolic dissection of his immaturity and vacancy of personality in a swift succession of pictures: he's a mistaken pot – no, no longer even that, yet nonetheless rainy unshaped clay –“Persius stands again, because it have been, whereas pursuing the metaphor” (Conington (1893) fifty four advert loc. ) – inflated to bursting-point with fake relatives satisfaction, insensible to guilt, perceptions dulled via fats (OLD pinguis 7a), sunk with no leaving lots as a bubble at the floor (3. 20–34). That tirade is by surprise succeeded by way of a passage in Persius’ loftiest vein, switching to the declamatory mode of the rhetorical tuition of his grasp Verginius Rufus and exploiting the inventory determine of the tough tyrant (De Decker (1913) 53–54; Bonner (1949) 10, 34, 102 and passim; Winterbottom (1974) index s. vv. tyrants, tyrannicide): magne pater diuum, saeuos punire tyrannos haut aliter ratione uelis, cum dira libido mouerit ingenium feruenti tincta ueneno: uirtutem uideant intabescantque relicta. anne magis Siculi gemuerunt aere iuuenci et magis auratis pendens laquearibus ensis purpureas subter ceruices terruit, “imus, imus praecipites” quam si sibi dicat et intus palleat infelix quod proxima nesciat uxor? (3. 35–43) Satiric Textures: kind, Meter, and Rhetoric 119 nice father of the gods, may possibly you punish savage tyrants, whilst poor wish dipped in fiery poison has affected their minds, precisely like this: allow them to see ethical excellence and pine at leaving behind it. what's worse: the sound of the groans from the bronze Sicilian bull and the terrifying sight of the sword placing from the gilt-paneled ceiling over purpled necks underneath – or a guy announcing to himself, “I’m falling, I’m falling headlong! ” and turning faded within, the unfortunate guy, at anything his spouse correct beside him doesn't comprehend? The exempla – Phalaris’ brazen bull and the sword of Damocles – are certainly in themselves hackneyed, yet that can not be acknowledged of Persius’ exploitation of them.

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