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The Sixteen Satires Chapter Summary & Analysis - Satire V Summary

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Satire V Summary

If Trebius is still unashamed of his lifestyle, Juvenal would be shy of accepting his evidence. Juvenal cannot believe that Trebius thinks dinner is worth the accompanying insults. Lords invites their clients to meals in order to square debts, and Trebius rushes out at an invitation. The host, Virro, serves rough wine to Trebius and the other clients, causing fights, while drinking a fine vintage wine himself. Virro drinks from a gem-encrusted goblet. If his guests drink from anything half as nice, a waiter stands over them, watching closely to prevent theft. Trebius is served different water by a different servant; his servant is actually a Moorish groom who resents any request that Trebius might make. Virro is served the best bread while Trebius receives only crumbs. Trebius dare not actually touch the bread pan. Trebius questions if the reward is worth these troubles.

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