Date: January 2011
Duration: 0 hours 20 minutes
LibriVox volunteers bring you 20 recordings of Simplex Munditiis by Ben Jonson. This was the Weekly Poetry project for February 26, 2012.
Ben Jonson was an English poet and playwright. He had a huge influence on both the theatre of his day and that which came after.
Much of his poetry was inspired by the classical world of Ancient Greece and Rome. He also wrote a lot of satirical poetry on everyday topics, of which this poem is one such example. (Summary by Lucy Perry)