Satires of Rome: Threatening Poses from Lucilius to Juvenal
This survey of Roman satire locates its most salient possibilities and effects at the center of Roman cultural and political self-understanding. This book describes the genre's numerous shifts in focus and tone over several centuries (from Lucilius to Juvenal) not as mere "generic adjustments" that reflect the personal preferences of its authors, but as separate chapters in a special, generically encoded story of Rome's lost, and much lionized, Republican identity.
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Key dates for the study of Roman verse satire
Glossary of key names and technical terms
Sermones book 1 and the problem of genre
satire made new in Sermones 11
since when is enough a feast?
topdown aesthetics and the making of oneself
Persius I and the death of criticism
The satiristphysician and his outofjoint world
finding a lost pile in P 2
satire as legacy in P 6
time warp and martyr tales in Trajans Rome
along for the ride in Sermones 15
new rules for a New Age
Panegyric bluster and Ennius Scipio in Horace Sermones 21
the new look of postActian satire
Big friends and bravado in Sermones 21
Book 2 and the hissings of compliance
too much of not enough
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