Overview

Satire, written in the verse of heroic epic but focused on the evils of contemporary society, was ancient Rome’s original contribution to world literature. Two great practitioners of this art, Persius and Juvenal, wrote under the early emperors. Inspired by their Republican predecessors, both radically reinvented the genre.

The companion breaks new ground by examining both authors as “satiric successors,” using a model that has been ...
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A Companion to Persius and Juvenal

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Overview

Satire, written in the verse of heroic epic but focused on the evils of contemporary society, was ancient Rome’s original contribution to world literature. Two great practitioners of this art, Persius and Juvenal, wrote under the early emperors. Inspired by their Republican predecessors, both radically reinvented the genre.

The companion breaks new ground by examining both authors as “satiric successors,” using a model that has been successfully applied to other imperial writers, particularly epic poets. Detailed individual contributions examine topics such as the satirists’ techniques of allusion, their relationship to other genres, and their political stance. A preliminary section orients readers to the lives and times of these authors, the transmission of their texts, ancient scholarship on them, and their sometimes challenging language. The volume includes an examination of the successors to Persius and Juvenal, including the dramatic revival of the tradition in the Renaissance. An outstanding feature of this book is an in-depth exploration of Persius and Juvenal’s afterlives as found in the work of modern poets and translators, in scholarship and school texts, and in the present-day mass media.
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“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)

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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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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations viii

Abbreviations ix

Notes on Contributors x

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction: Persius and Juvenal as Satiric Successors 1

Josiah Osgood

PART I Persius and Juvenal: Texts and Contexts 17

1 Satire in the Republic: From Lucilius to Horace 19

Ralph M. Rosen

2 The Life and Times of Persius: The Neronian Literary “Renaissance” 41

Martin T. Dinter

3 Juvenalis Eques: A Dissident Voice from the Lower Tier of the Roman Elite 59

David Armstrong

4 Life in the Text: The Corpus of Persius’ Satires 79

Catherine Keane

5 Juvenal: The Idea of the Book 97

Barbara K. Gold

6 Satiric Textures: Style, Meter, and Rhetoric 113

E.J. Kenney

7 Manuscripts of Juvenal and Persius 137

Holt. N. Parker

PART II Retrospectives: Persius and Juvenal as Successors 163

8 Venusina lucerna: Horace, Callimachus, and Imperial Satire 165

Andrea Cucchiarelli

9 Self-Representation and Performativity 190

Paul Roche

10 Persius, Juvenal, and Stoicism 217

Shadi Bartsch

11 Persius, Juvenal, and Literary History after Horace 239

Charles McNelis

12 Imperial Satire and Rhetoric 262

Christopher S. van den Berg

13 Politics and Invective in Persius and Juvenal 283

Matthew Roller

14 Imperial Satire as Saturnalia 312

Paul Allen Miller

PART III Prospectives: The Successors of Persius and Juvenal 335

15 Imperial Satire Reiterated: Late Antiquity through the Twentieth Century 337

Dan Hooley

16 Persius, Juvenal, and the Transformation of Satire in Late Antiquity 363

Cristiana Sogno

17 Imperial Satire in the English Renaissance 386

Stuart Gillespie

18 Imperial Satire Theorized: Dryden’s Discourse of Satire 409

Josiah Osgood and Susanna Braund

19 Imperial Satire and the Scholars 436

Holt N. Parker and Susanna Braund

20 School Texts of Persius and Juvenal 465

Amy Richlin

21 Revoicing Imperial Satire 486

Gideon Nisbet

22 Persius and Juvenal in the Media Age 513

Martin M. Winkler

References 545

Index Locorum 587

General Index 603

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