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Juvenal and the satiric genre

Author: Frederick Jones
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2007.
Series: Classical literature and society.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"While claiming to stand outside literature altogether, Roman verse satire was the most aggressively literary of Roman genres, Juvenal's particularly so. In the opening lines of the corpus, his performance creates an arena in which the various genres of his Graeco-Roman cultural inheritance jostle to be heard, and are suppressed by his own generic identity." "In Juvenal and the Satiric Genre Frederick Jones  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Jones, Frederick, 1955-
Juvenal and the satiric genre.
London : Duckworth, 2007
(OCoLC)608516697
Named Person: Juvenal; Juvenal.; Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frederick Jones
ISBN: 0715636863 9780715636862
OCLC Number: 141384909
Description: x, 214 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: The satirists on satire and its models --
The generic landscape --
Names and naming in satire and other genres --
Major roles in Horace and Juvenal --
The satirists and epic --
Other genres in satire --
Juvenal and performance --
Juvenal's satiric identity.
Series Title: Classical literature and society.
Responsibility: Frederick Jones.

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Considers Greek and Roman literature primarily in relation to genre and theme. This series also aims to place writer and original addressee in their social context. It is suitable for both scholar  Read more...

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