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Published: 12 January 2006

190 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195183306

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Figuring Genre in Roman Satire

Catherine Keane

Society for Classical Studies American Classical Studies

Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, the verse satirists of ancient Rome, developed a unique mode of social criticism by borrowing from their culture's existing methods of entertainment and moral judgment. Keane's analysis of the satiric genre reveals its debt to four key Roman practices: theater, public violence, legal process, and teaching.