Horace therefore, Juvenal, and Persius were no Prophets, although their lines did seem to indigitate and point at our times.
A Stoic philosopher to whom Persius addresses his 5th Satire.
Persius was a young man of little originality, who expressed in his poems only what he learned from his teachers.
Cornutus, who was master or tutor to Persius, was of the same school.
Casaubon, from an old commentator on Persius, says, that he made a very foolish translation of Homer's Iliads.
How did the circumstances of the life of Persius differ from those of Horace?
This is a strange mistake in an author, who translated Persius entirely, and great part of Juvenal.
He humorously describes a squabble betwixt Rupilius and Persius.
Persius says of him that he "slashed the citizens of his time and broke his jaw-teeth on them."
Whether he or Cæsius Bassus was the friend of Persius, is not perfectly clear.