For reasons unknown to us, he spent 20 years of his life in banishment in Constantsa
. From his writings we know he found this a hard ordeal: to him, there was no place like Rome
His poetry is in the light verse genre. Pretty much the only Latin sentence I remember from school is from his story about the workmen who were turned into frogs for using bad language:
quamvis sint sub aqua, sub aqua maledicere temptant
"even under water, they attempt to curse"
(hear the "quack quack qua")
See also http://www.laputa.de/nass/nass.html (bring boots, and a dictionary).