Roman Satire / Edition 1

Roman Satire / Edition 1

by Daniel Hooley
     
 

This text is a compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire. It examines the development of the genre and focuses particularly on the literary and social functionality of satire. The book considers why men of learning and position adopted this “low” mode of expression, why satire was important to the Romans, and why it still matters.

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This text is a compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire. It examines the development of the genre and focuses particularly on the literary and social functionality of satire. The book considers why men of learning and position adopted this “low” mode of expression, why satire was important to the Romans, and why it still matters. Designed for student readers, it presumes no specialized knowledge, yet takes account of the most recent critical approaches.

The text presents each of the major practitioners of verse satire – Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, and their forebear Lucilius – in the context of the social milieux in which they wrote. It includes comparative and intertextual discussion of different satirists, including those of the Menippean tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405106887
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/16/2007
Series:
Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.77(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Timeline: Roman satire and its influence.

Introduction.

1 Beginnings (?)

2 Horace.

3 Persius.

4 Juvenal.

5 Menippeans and after.

Notes.

Index.

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