JUVENAL'S SATIRE ON WOMEN IN GENERAL- 2nd CENTURY AD

JUVENAL: Why has he written this satire?
He has written it as a joke to his friend who is about to get married as a funny warning of what he is getting himself into
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JUVENAL: Who is the first example of a woman that Juvenal mentions?
EPPIA - The wife of a senator who went off with a Gladiator to PHAROS and THE NILE
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EPPIA: How was she going against her PIETAS?
She went forgetting 1) her home 2) her husband 3) her sister 4) showed no concern for her homeland or children
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EPPIA: Who did she leave behind?
The theatre and PARIS the actor
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EPPIA: What was her life like as a child?
She was surrounded by luxury
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EPPIA: What does JUVENAL say about women on voyages?
That if there is a good reason to take a dangerous voyage then they can't "STAND ON THEIR TREMBLING FEET" but are courageous when on voyages that are ILLICIT or AGAINST CUSTOMS
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EPPIA: What does JUVENAL suggest the reasoning for this is?
If its their logical Husbands who want them to go then there is a problem, but if its with her sexual lover then it is fine
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EPPIA: What does JUVENAL question about Eppia?
He questions what is worth being called a "GLADIATRIX" - was it his "SWORD" (aka manhood)
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EPPIA: What was the name of Eppia's Gladiator lover?
SERGIUS
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EPPIA: What has SERGIUS started to do?
SHAVING HIS NECK and getting ready to be released from his DUTY because of a WOUND ON HIS ARM
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EPPIA: What else does JUVENAL mention about SERGIUS?
That he was ugly: 1) deformed face 2) mark where his helmet rubbed him 3)big wart between nostrils 4) smelly discharge dripping from eye, BUT because he was a gladiator it made him look beautiful? She prefer over PIETAS?
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JUVENAL: Who else does he mention in his satire?
Emperor CLAUDIUS' wife (name not mentioned because she is respectable)
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CLAUDIUS' WIFE: What does JUVENAL say she would do?
She would wait until CLAUDIUS was asleep "PUT ON HER HOOD" and head to brothel (choosing "CHEAP PAD" over "ROYAL BED") with ONE FEMALE SLAVE
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CLAUDIUS' WIFE: What would she do at the Brothel?
She would wear a YELLOW WIG over her BLACK HAIR and assume the name LYCISCA and STOOD NAKED receiving customers but was NEVER SATISFIED
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JUVENAL: What is JUVENAL'S responses to all this?
"IS THERE ANYONE WORTH MARRYING?". He would rather have a GIRL FROM VENUSIA (loose morals) than CORNELIA and her SNOB'S BROWS and EXCELLENCE as she counts her FAMILIES TRIUMPHS AS PART OF HER DOWERY. Can't stand a wife who had EVERY VIRTUE.
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JUVENAL: What does JUVENAL say about Mothers-in-law?
DOMESTIC HARMONY is lost while the Mother is alive as she rejoices in DESPOILING the Husband and ********* HIM NAKED. These DIRTY old women raise DIRTY daughters.
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JUVENAL: What does JUVENAL say women should do if they really want to set a definition on MORAL BEHAVIOUR?
As she is acting like a PHILOSOPHER and wants to seem LEARNED and ELOQUENT, she should SHORTEN HER TUNIC and GO TO A PENNY BATH with the Philosophers
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JUVENAL: What does JUVENAL suggest is the KEY TO DOMINANCE?
To not teach your wife HISTORY as he want her to not know everything. He also says she should not be allowed to correct HIS GRAMMA
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JUVENAL: Where does JUVENAL say he thinks all this behaviour is coming from in women?
Before the Punic war the women were in POVERTY and had to ENDURE THE TRIALS OF CHILDBIRTH and NURSING and having CALLUSES from WOOL WORKING but now these women live in luxury
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JUVENAL: What does he say about modern rich women (NOT PAUPERS) and children?
That they can PRODUCE DRUGS that make her STERILE or FORCE ABORTIONS or if she has a child it might not be yours (could be Ethiopian) and this is why she might do it
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