Beyond Anger: A Study of Juvenal's Third Book of Satires

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Beyond Anger is the first detailed literary analysis of Juvenal's third book of Satires (Satires 7, 8, and 9). Braund focuses on the satiric techniques Juvenal employs in this book, arguing that in Book III Juvenal uses a new, ironic persona which makes his satire more indirect, subtle, and double-edged than does the angry approach found in the earlier works.
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Overview

Beyond Anger is the first detailed literary analysis of Juvenal's third book of Satires (Satires 7, 8, and 9). Braund focuses on the satiric techniques Juvenal employs in this book, arguing that in Book III Juvenal uses a new, ironic persona which makes his satire more indirect, subtle, and double-edged than does the angry approach found in the earlier works.
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"It is to the credit of Braund that she has assimilated the scattered works and different methods of scholars since Highet and pulled their ideas together, with both originality and rigor....This is a basic work for all students of Juvenal." William S. Anderson, Phoenix
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521037440
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 7/12/2007
  • Series: Cambridge Classical Studies Series
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Juvenal and anger; 2. Satire 7: irony, a double-edged sword; 3. Satire 8: moralist or nihilist?; Appendix to chapter 3: the theme of true nobility; 4. Satire 9: ironist and victim; 5. Book III: beyond anger, irony; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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