A Companion to Persius and Juvenal by Susanna Braund, Josiah Osgood

By Susanna Braund, Josiah Osgood

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

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

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Now, as we shall see, Horace fully embraces Lucilius as his model, but asks his friend, the lawyer Trebatius, whether it is prudent for him to write like Lucilius, given the unpredictability of how audiences respond to that kind of satire. Horace, he would have us believe, can write like Lucilius, but should he? In the course of answering this question Horace offers a striking manifesto about the aims and pleasures of satire as he construes them, once again calibrating every aspect of his own satirical writing to standards established by Lucilius.

It is worth noting, however, the tangled anecdotes about Naevius, the third-century BCE poet, alleging that his comic attacks on the powerful Metelli landed him in prison; the stories themselves are probably fictional, but they illustrate once again the sense of risk that always hovers around satire. ) All the subsequent Roman satirists imagined, in any case, that Lucilius had far more freedom to say what he wanted than they ever would, and as a result came to idealize Roman satire according to a calculus of Lucilian libertas.

Pedicum iam excoquit omne (63 W) then he’s cooked out all of his pederastic lust nam quid moetino subiectoque huic opus signo? ut lucaretur lardum et carnaria fartim conficeret? (67–69 W) For why does he need this phallic charm hanging down? So he can devour bacon and then make short work of the meat-closet, stuffing himself? The most substantial fragment of Book 2 (87–93 W) mocks Albucius’ hellenophilia (see also in this volume van den Berg, Chapter 12): “Graecum te, Albuci, quam Romanum atque Sabinum municipem Ponti, Tritani, centurionum, praeclarorum hominum ac primorum signiferumque, maluisti dici.

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