The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire by Kirk FreudenburgThe Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire by Kirk Freudenburg

The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire

EditorKirk Freudenburg

Hardcover | June 13, 2005

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Satire as a distinct genre was first developed by the Romans and regarded as completely 'their own'. This Companion's international contributors provide a stimulating introduction to the genre and its individual proponents aimed particularly at non-specialists. Roman satires are explored both as generic, literary phenomena and as highly symbolic and effective social activities. Satire's transformation in late antiquity and reception in more recent centuries is also covered.
Kirk Freudenburg is Professor of Latin and Chair of the Department of the Classics at the University of Illinois. His previous publications include The Walking Muse: Horace and the Theory of Satire (Princeton University Press, 1993) and Satires of Rome: Threatening Poses from Lucilius to Juvenal (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Roman SatireFormat:HardcoverDimensions:372 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.06 inPublished:June 13, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521803594

ISBN - 13:9780521803595


Table of Contents

Introduction: posing for the companion: Roman satire Kirk Freudenburg; Part I. Satire as Literature: 1. Rome's first 'satirists': themes and genre in Ennius and Lucilius Frances Muecke; 2. The restless companion: Horace, Satires 1 and 2 Emily Gowers; 3. Speaking from silence: the Stoic paradoxes of Persius Andrea Cucchiarelli; 4. The poor man's feast: Juvenal Victoria Rimell; 5. Citation and authority in Seneca's Apocolocyntosis Ellen O'Gorman; 6. Late arrivals: Julian and Boethius Joel Relihan; 7. From turnips to turbot: epic allusion in Roman satire Catherine Connors; 8. Sleeping with the enemy: satire and philosophy Roland Mayer; 9. The satiric maze: Petronius, satire and the novel Victoria Rimell; Part II. Satire as Social Discourse: 10. Satire as aristocratic play Thomas Habinek; 11. Satire in a ritual context Fritz Graf; 12. Satire and the poet: the body as self-referential symbol Alessandro Barchiesi and Andrea Cucchiarelli; 13. The libidinal rhetoric of satire Erik Gunderson; 14. Roman satire in the sixteenth century Colin Burrow; 15. Alluding to satire: Rochester, Dryden, and others Dan Hooley; 16. The Horatian and the Juvenalesque in English letters Charles Martindale; 17. The 'presence' of Roman satire: modern receptions and their interpretative implications Duncan Kennedy; Conclusion: The turnaround: a volume retrospect on Roman satires John Henderson.

Editorial Reviews

"Many contributors, not just those assigned to talk about satire's beginnings, are determined to make something of fragmentary pasts which might be more conveniently ignored...Roman satire is well accompanied by this collection." --Phoenix: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada