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A spouse to Persius and Juvenal breaks new floor 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.

• offers exact and up to date tips at the texts and contexts of Persius and Juvenal
• deals gigantic dialogue of the reception of either authors, reflecting probably the most cutting edge paintings being performed in modern Classics
• features a thorough exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives

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And with a final flourish, at lines 14–19, Horace contrasts his own poetic skills with Lucilius’ flaws: unlike Lucilius, Horace can (or so he wants us to believe) actually exercise discipline in his writing; his goal in his own writing, unlike Lucilius’, was to speak raro et perpauca (18). Here, as in the rest of this complex and convoluted poem, Horace is refining his own sense of what satire ought to be and do, and cataloguing the typical ways in which the genre is misread and misinterpreted.

86) and all his books as a whole, which (she also argues) explore Roman identity through an interlocking series of vivid examples of particular types, such as those displaying deviant gender roles. J. Kenney in his chapter “Satiric Textures” turns to the style, meter, and rhetoric of both satirists, looking in some detail both at how the poets characterize their own style and at what some of their most notable stylistic features actually are. Persius’ verse may be harsh, Kenney concludes, but is rarely actually obscure; and Juvenal did not write with any consistency in a “grand style” but wittily varied his registers.

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. ” Albucius, you preferred to be called a Greek rather than a Roman or a Sabine, fellow townsman of the centurions Pontus and Tritanus, or one of the distinguished men and chief standard-bearers. As praetor at Athens I greet you in Greek, as you preferred, when you approach me: “Chaere, Titus,” I say.

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