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|Genre/Form:||Criticism, interpretation, etc|
|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Hooley, Daniel M.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1997
|Named Person:||Persius; Persius.; Aulus Persius Flaccus|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Daniel M Hooley
|Description:||xi, 286 pages ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||Ch. 1. The Ars Poetica of Persius: Satire 1 --
Ch. 2. "A Lecture in Love's Philosophy": Satire 5 --
Ch. 3. Persius' Refractory Muse: Satires 4 and 6 --
Ch. 4. Of Prayer: Satire 2 --
Ch. 5. Ironies of Perspective: Satire 3 --
Ch. 6. Conclusions --
App. The Tradition of Imitatio.
Addressing each of the six Satires as well as the introductory "Choliambics," Hooley contends that one of the most conspicuous features of Persius' verse, its allusiveness, is a key to this desiderated view. The long-recognized, exceptionally high frequency of imitations of and allusions to the works of Horace and others can be seen not as a mark of artistic immaturity but as a technique intended to engage other voices in the expression of a poem's meaning. Seen as an aspect of structural and thematic strategy, the pattern of Persius' engagement with the words of other poets reveals a remarkable and hitherto unregarded coherence in the Satires.