A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

by Susanna Braund
     
 

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A Companion to Persius and Juvenal breaks new ground in its in-depth focus on both authors as "satiric successors"; detailed individual contributions suggest original perspectives on their work, and provide an in-depth exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives.

  • Provides detailed and up-to-date guidance on the texts and contexts of Persius and

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A Companion to Persius and Juvenal breaks new ground in its in-depth focus on both authors as "satiric successors"; detailed individual contributions suggest original perspectives on their work, and provide an in-depth exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives.

  • Provides detailed and up-to-date guidance on the texts and contexts of Persius and Juvenal
  • Offers substantial discussion of the reception of both authors, reflecting some of the most innovative work being done in contemporary Classics
  • Contains a thorough exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Braund and Osgood's A Companion to Persius and Juvenalis an excellent book.  Specialists, non-specialists, and students alike will find in this volume a comprehensive and spacious approach to these challenging poets.”  (Phoenix, 1 May 2014)

“The whole book can be recommended, but I will single out a few chapters as especially interesting. . . In general, this is a useful book and a good first port-of-call for those new to the subjects.”  (Religious Studies Review, 1 December 2013)

“This dense volume makes a stimulating contribution to the study of imperial Latin satire.”  (Bryn Mawr Classical Review, 1 October 2013)

“Graced with a 40-page bibliography, this 600-page work should become indispensable to classical scholars and anyone interested in satire. Summing Up: Essential. Upper-level undergraduates and above.”  (Choice, 1 July 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405199650
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Series:
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series, #105
Pages:
628
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

Susanna Braund is Professor of Latin Poetry and its Reception at the University of British Columbia. She is the author of Latin Literature (2002), a major edition of Seneca’s De Clementia (2009), and translator of A Lucan Reader. Selections from Civil War (2009).

Josiah Osgood is Professor of Classics at Georgetown University. He is author of Caesar’s Legacy: Civil War and the Emergence of the Roman Empire (2006), Claudius Caesar: Image and Power in the Early Roman Empire (2011), and A Suetonius Reader (2011).

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