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Links to translation of the Satires of Lucilius


The numerous fragments of the Satires of Gaius Lucilius have been translated by E.M.Warmington in volume 3 of "Remains of Old Latin", with the Latin text on facing pages. This volume can be found on the 'internet archive', and the following table contains links to each book in the translation, and also to the translator's introduction. The concordance can be used to compare the fragment numbers in the older edition by F.Marx with the numbers in Warmington's edition.

The books of the Satires fall into three groups: books 1-21 in hexameters, books 22-25 in elegiac couplets, and books 26-30 in various metres. Only a few fragments have survived from the second group. The third group was clearly written before the first group, and Warmington thought that within the groups the books were arranged approximately in chronological order, although more recent writers have doubted this. Warmington's suggested dates for some of the books are shown in green.


Introduction
Book 1 fr. 1-52 123 B.C.
Book 2 fr. 53-93 118 B.C.
Book 3 fr. 94-148 120-116 B.C.
Book 4 fr. 149-185 118 B.C.
Book 5 fr. 186-251
Book 6 fr. 252-289 115 B.C.
Book 7 fr. 290-323
Book 8 fr. 324-346
Book 9 fr. 347-410 112/1 B.C.
Book 10 fr. 411-423
Book 11 fr. 424-454 116-110 B.C.
Book 12 fr. 455-464
Book 13 fr. 465-478
Book 14 fr. 479-506
Book 15 fr. 507-543
Book 16 fr. 544-563
Book 17 fr. 564-580
Book 18 fr. 581-583
 
Concordance
Book 19 fr. 584-594
Book 20 fr. 595-622 107/6 B.C.
Book 21 -
Book 22 fr. 623-628
Book 23 fr. 629
Book 24 -
Book 25 fr. 630-631
Book 26 fr. 632-683 131 B.C.
Book 26 ... fr. 684-736
Book 27 fr. 737-792
Book 28 fr. 793-851
Book 29 fr. 852-915
Book 29 ... fr. 916-973
(Books 26-29) fr. 974-999
Book 30 fr. 1000-1066 before 123
Book 30 ... fr. 1067-1130
(Unassigned) fr. 1131-1192
(Unassigned) fr. 1193-1272


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