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The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire: Laughing and Lying

Maria Plaza

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199281114
eISBN:
9780191712739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281114.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Our image of Roman satire has developed from that of a static, moralizing genre to a deliberately complex form, but our approach to the humour intrinsic to satire has not developed accordingly. This ... More


Romani ueteres atque urbani sales: A Note on Cicero De Oratore 2.262 and Lucilius 173M

Anna Chahoud

in Ancient Historiography and its Contexts: Studies in Honour of A. J. Woodman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199558681
eISBN:
9780191720888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558681.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines how Cicero shaped his oratorical persona through the deployment of precise verbal devices (especially diminutives and irony), re-configuring his champions of the past by ... More


The Dactylic Hexameter and its Detractors 1

Llewelyn Morgan

in Musa Pedestris: Metre and Meaning in Roman Verse

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199554188
eISBN:
9780191594991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554188.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter focuses on the benchmark metre in ancient poetry, the heroic hexameter. Three poetic forms embodying a contradiction of the epic ethos embodied by the hexameter are considered: ... More


Broken Masks: Skoptic Epigram’s Identity Crisis

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deconstructs the textual evidence adduced by scholars attempting to establish the historical identities of Loukillios and Nikarkhos, and critiques their motivations. Stereotyped ... More


Variation and Inversion in Pope's Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot: [From Essays in Criticism 34 (1984) 216–28.]

Niall Rudd

in The Common Spring: Essays on Latin and English Poetry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781904675488
eISBN:
9781781385043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781904675488.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Developing further the exploration of what satire actually is, this chapter focuses on Pope's Epistle to Dr Arbuthnot, setting it in the context of its classical models (Horace, Persius), including ... More


Makers, Singers, Speakers, Writers

T. P. Wiseman

in The Roman Audience: Classical Literature as Social History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198718352
eISBN:
9780191787645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718352.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Epic poetry too was performed to an audience, under the Muse’s inspiration; the Romans used the same word, uates, for a poet as for an inspired prophet. Ennius composed his Annales to be ‘famous ... More


Republican Satire in the Dock: Forensic Rhetoric in Lucilius

Ian Goh

in Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198788201
eISBN:
9780191830167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788201.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter treats the account of the courtroom activities—Q. Mucius Scaevola Augur defending himself when brought to trial for extortion in 119 BC by T. Albucius—in book 2 of Gaius Lucilius’ ... More


Horace’s Epicurean Moral Credentials in Satires 1.4 and 1.6

Sergio Yona

in Epicurean Ethics in Horace: The Psychology of Satire

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198786559
eISBN:
9780191828829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786559.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the reasons underlying Horace’s justification, as he explains in the Satires, for his role as critic of others’ vices and imperfections. This begins with the poet’s ... More


Of Cabbages and Kin: Traces of Lucilius in the First Half of Horace’s Epodes

Ian Goh

in Horace’s Epodes: Contexts, Intertexts, and Reception

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198746058
eISBN:
9780191808760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746058.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter considers whether the acknowledged influence of the satirist Lucilius on Horace’s Satires (notably Book 2) should be extended to the Epodes. The chapter focuses primarily on the first ... More


Conclusion

Catherine Keane

in Juvenal and the Satiric Emotions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199981892
eISBN:
9780190226053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981892.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Juvenal was fated to be remembered mainly for his beginning, and in a retrospective framework. This concluding chapter shifts our perspective on the poet, illustrating how he was fully engaged with ... More


Before the Odes

Richard Tarrant

in Horace's Odes

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780195156751
eISBN:
9780197515174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195156751.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After sketching the contours of the Roman literary scene at the start of Horace’s career, this chapter focuses on the two bodies of poetry that Horace produced before turning to the lyric poetry ... More


John Skelton

David R. Carlson

in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 1: 800–1558

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199587230
eISBN:
9780191820410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587230.003.0025
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The English laureate John Skelton (c.1460–1529) contributed to propagation of knowledge of the classics earliest in his translations, of Diodorus Siculus and M. Tullius Cicero, and in his work as a ... More


Conversing with the Absent, Corresponding with the Dead: Friendship and Philosophical Community in Seneca’s Letters

Catharine Edwards

in Letters and Communities: Studies in the Socio-Political Dimensions of Ancient Epistolography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198804208
eISBN:
9780191842405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804208.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter focuses on the genre’s potential, widely recognized by ancient practitioners and theorists alike, to cultivate friendship among individuals who for one reason or other are prevented from ... More


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