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The Cambridge companion to Roman satire

Author: Kirk Freudenburg
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
"Satire as a distinct genre of writing was first developed by the Romans in the second century B.C.E. Regarded by them as uniquely "their own," satire held a special place in the Roman imagination as the one genre that could address the problems of city life from the perspective of a "real Roman." In this Cambridge Companion an international team of scholars provides a stimulating introduction to Roman satire's core  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Erich Lindau
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Freudenburg
ISBN: 0521803594 9780521803595 0521006279 9780521006279 9780511998942 0511998945
OCLC Number: 56103919
Description: xvi, 352 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Rome's first 'satirists' : themes and genre in Ennius and Lucilius / Frances Muecke --
The restless companion : Horace, Satires 1 and 2 / Emily Gowers --
Speaking from silence : the Stoic paradoxes of Persius / Andrea Cucchiarelli --
The poor man's feast : Juvenal / Victoria Rimell --
Citation and authority in Seneca's Apocolocyntosis / Ellen O'Gorman --
Late arrivals : Julian and Boethius / Joel Relihan --
Epic allusion in Roman satire / Catherine Connors --
Sleeping with the enemy : satire and philosophy / Roland Mayer --
The satiric maze : Petronius, satire, and the novel / Victoria Rimell --
Satire as aristocratic play / Thomas Habinek --
Satire in a ritual context / Fritz Graf --
Satire and the poet : the body as self-referential symbol / Alessandro Barchiesi and Andrea Cucchiarelli --
The libidinal rhetoric of satire / Erik Gunderson --
Roman satire in the sixteenth century / Colin Burrow --
Alluding to satire : Rochester, Dryden, and others / Dan Hooley --
The Horatian and the Juvenalesque in English letters / Charles Martindale --
The 'presence' : of Roman satire : modern receptions and their interpretative implications / Duncan Kennedy --
The turnaround : a volume retrospect on Roman satires / John Henderson.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: Roman satire
Responsibility: edited by Kirk Freudenburg.
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Satire as a genre was first developed by the Romans and regarded as completely 'their own'. In this Companion a leading international cast of contributors provides a stimulating introduction aimed  Read more...


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