Roman Satire / Edition 1

Roman Satire / Edition 1

by Daniel Hooley
ISBN-10:
1405106891
ISBN-13:
9781405106894
Pub. Date:
11/28/2006
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Roman Satire / Edition 1

This compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire examines the development of the genre, focusing particularly on the literary and social functionality of satire. It considers why it was important to the Romans and why it still matters.

  • Provides a compact and critically up-to-date introduction to Roman satire.
  • Focuses on the development and function of satire in literary and social contexts.
  • Takes account of recent critical approaches.
  • Keeps the uninitiated reader in mind, presuming no prior knowledge of the subject.
  • Introduces each satirist in his own historical time and place – including the masters of Roman satire, Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal.
  • Facilitates comparative and intertextual discussion of different satirists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405106894
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Blackwell Introductions to the Classical World Series , #8
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.02(w) x 9.05(h) x 0.60(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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