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.

Product Details

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?)

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