Lucilius and Satire in Second-Century BC Rome
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- Brian W. Breed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Elizabeth Keitel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Rex Wallace, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
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This volume considers linguistic, cultural, and literary trends that fed into the creation of Roman satire in second-century BC Rome. Combining approaches drawn from linguistics, Roman history, and Latin literature, the chapters share a common purpose of attempting to assess how Lucilius' satires functioned in the social environment in which they were created and originally read. Particular areas of focus include audiences for satire, the mixing of varieties of Latin in the satires, and relationships with other second-century genres, including comedy, epic, and oratory. Lucilius' satires emerged at a time when Rome's new status as an imperial power and its absorption of influences from the Greek world were shaping Roman identity. With this in mind the book provides new perspectives on the foundational identification of satire with what it means to be Roman and satire's unique status as 'wholly ours' tota nostra among Latin literary genres.Read more
- Seeks to understand Lucilius' satires in their second-century BC context
- Combines literary, historical, and linguistic approaches, appealing to specialists in different fields interested in early Roman literature
- Relates the satires to Roman social realities, other contemporary literary genres, and to the diversity of languages spoken in second-century Italy
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- Date Published: January 2018
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108103114
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Lucilius and second century Rome Brian W. Breed, Rex Wallace and Elizabeth Keitel
Part I. Putting Lucilius' Satires in Context:
2. Lucilius and the poetae seniores Sander M. Goldberg
3. Lucilius' books Brian W. Breed
Part II. Lucilius' Language, Style, and Meter: Continuity and Innovation:
4. Another image of literary Latin: language variation and the aims of Lucilius' satires Paolo Poccetti
5. Verbal mosaics: speech patterns and generic stylization in Lucilius Anna Chahoud
6. The early Lucilius and the language of the Roman palliata Giuseppe Pezzini
7. Accent in Lucilius' hexameters Angelo O. Mercado
Part III. Generic and Social Settings for Lucilian Satire:
8. Conversations about sermo Catherine Keane
9. Name your price! On the assessments of value and the value of assessments in Lucilius Cynthia Damon
10. Peacocks, pikes, and parasites: Lucilius and the discourse of luxury Ian Goh
11. Invective, virtus, and amicitia Luca Grillo.
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