Juvenal: Satires Book I

Juvenal: Satires Book I

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Satire was a genre of poetry invented and developed by the Romans. When it came into Juvenal's hands, he stamped his mark upon it: indignation. His angry voice had an overwhelming influence upon later European satirists and persists in modern forms of satire. In this new commentary, Susanna Morton Braund situates Juvenal within the genre of satire and illuminates his appropriation of the 'grand style' of declamatory rhetoric and epic poetry for his indignant persona in Satires 1-5, including the notorious second Satire. The commentary on each of the Satires is followed by an essay which offers an interpretation of the poem, including a synthesis of recent critical thought. These essays, together with the overview in the Introduction, present the first integrated reading of Book I as an organic structure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 123 x 186 x 23mm | 360g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Worked examples or Exercises
  • 0521356679
  • 9780521356671
  • 582,784

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. Juvenal and satire; 2. The genre of Roman verse satire; 3. The origins of Roman satire; 4. Juvenal's predecessors; 5. Juvenal's life; 6. The characteristics of Juvenal's satire; 7. Juvenal's style; 8. Juvenal's metre; 9. An overview of Book I; 10. Juvenal and his influence from antiquity to the present; 11. Text and manuscripts; D. IVNII IVVENALIS SATVRAE LIBER PRIMVS; Commentary; Abbreviations; Bibliography.
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'... well-balanced and easy to consult ... recommended not only to established scholars of Roman literature but also to students reading Juvenal.' ARCTOS
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Great, if you need good comments on Juvenal's Book 1. Also useful introduction to Juvenal's style, satires' connection to epic, indignation etc.show more
by Alina Melngaile
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