Writing down Rome: Satire, Comedy, and Other Offences in Latin Poetry

Writing down Rome: Satire, Comedy, and Other Offences in Latin Poetry

by John Henderson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198150776

ISBN-13: 9780198150770

Pub. Date: 12/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Taking particular plays and poems from Roman comic theatre and the genre of Latin satire, this book finds Rome sending up Roman culture - making a mess of drama, jesting at rustic gaucherie, caricaturing the cult of masculine aggression. Writing Down Rome explores the robust poetic of self-denigration. Henderson's essays celebrate the energetic self-mockery that

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Taking particular plays and poems from Roman comic theatre and the genre of Latin satire, this book finds Rome sending up Roman culture - making a mess of drama, jesting at rustic gaucherie, caricaturing the cult of masculine aggression. Writing Down Rome explores the robust poetic of self-denigration. Henderson's essays celebrate the energetic self-mockery that powers much of Roman poetry. They range widely over comedy, lyric, bucolic, and, in particular, the Roman speciality of satire.

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ISBN-13:
9780198150770
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IComedy
1Hanno's Punic Heirs: Der Poenulus-Neid des Plautus3
2Entertaining Arguments: Terence, Adelphoe38
Pt. IILyric and Bucolic
3Who's Counting? - Catullus by Numbers69
4Suck It and See: Horace, Epode 893
Appendix IWoman as a Masquerade
Appendix IIText of Horace, Epode 8
Appendix IIITranslation of Horace, Epode 8
Appendix IVInnuendo in Horace, Epode 8
5Horace, Odes 3. 22, and the Life of Meaning: Stumbling and stampeding out of the woods, Blinking and screaming into the light, Snorting and gorging at the trough, Slashing and gouging at the death114
6Virgil's Third Eclogue: How Do You Keep an Idiot in Suspense?145
Pt. IIISatire
7Satire Writes Woman: Gendersong173
8Be Alert (Your Country Needs Lerts): Horace, Satires 1. 9202
9Learning Persius' Didactic Satire: The Teacher as Pupil228
10Pump up the Volume: Juvenal, Satire 1. 1-21249
Endnotes274
Date Chart333
Bibliography336
Index of Authors and Passages367
General Index369

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