By Susanna Braund, Josiah Osgood

ISBN-10: 1405199652

ISBN-13: 9781405199650

A spouse to Persius and Juvenal breaks new flooring in its in-depth specialise in either authors as "satiric successors"; certain person contributions recommend unique views on their paintings, and supply an in-depth exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives.

  • Provides precise and updated information at the texts and contexts of Persius and Juvenal
  • Offers big dialogue of the reception of either authors, reflecting essentially the most leading edge paintings being performed in modern Classics
  • Contains an intensive exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives

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The fragment is an elaborate (and yes, as Horace might say, somewhat prolix) complaint that no defendant stands a chance in court with Lupus as judge. The Virgilian commentator Servius (on Aen. 104) notes that after Lupus’ death, Lucilius even composed an entire poem (some have suggested it occupied the entire first book of satires; see Michelfeit (1965)) in which a Council of the Gods (concilium deorum) deliberated about whether to execute Lupus for his role in corrupting Rome. 114) both regarded Lucilius’ attacks on Lupus as bold and exemplary, if too dangerous to replicate themselves in their own work.

These lines describe, in other words, that point where aesthetics collide and fuse with moral pretenses. Horace told us in Book 1 that his father had taught him to recognize vice in others, but should we really believe that this alone drives him to write poetry attacking such behavior? 79). 1) rather than himself a producer of verse. His desire, he tells us, is identical to Horace’s in the passage quoted above, namely to try his hand at poetry in the style of Lucilius: “Nevertheless, why I’d rather rush across the same plain through which the great native son of Aurunca [¼ Lucilius, referring to his birthplace, Suessa Aurunca] steered his horses .

Satirists make strong and persuasive autobiographical claims all the time, but their first order of business is to write or perform well, and this means writing in such a way as to amuse an A Companion to Persius and Juvenal, First Edition. Edited by Susanna Braund and Josiah Osgood. Ó 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Published 2012 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 20 Persius and Juvenal: Texts and Contexts audience, insisting on truth-claims that may not be true, or that even if true may have no actual relevance to the success of the work as satire.

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