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Published: 01 May 2009

312 Pages

6 1/4 X 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9780195385953

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Making Mockery

The Poetics of Ancient Satire

Ralph Rosen

Classical Culture and Society

This book explores the dynamics of comic mockery and satire in Greek and Roman poetry, and argues that poets working with such material composed in accordance with shared generic principles and literary protocols. It encourages a synoptic, synchronic view of such poetry, from archaic iambus through Roman satire.