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Lucilius and Satire in Second-Century BC Rome

Lucilius and Satire in Second-Century BC Rome

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Brian W. Breed, Rex Wallace, Elizabeth Keitel, Sander M. Goldberg, Paolo Poccetti, Anna Chahoud, Giuseppe Pezzini, Angelo O. Mercado, Catherine Keane, Cynthia Damon, Ian Goh, Luca Grillo
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  • Publication planned for: April 2018
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2018
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107189553

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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.

    • 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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    • Publication planned for: April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107189553
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2018
  • 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.

  • Editors

    Brian W. Breed, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Brian W. Breed is Associate Professor of Classics and Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His previous books include Citizens of Discord: Rome and Its Civil Wars (2010), co-edited with Cynthia Damon and Andreola Rossi, and Ennius and the Invention of Roman Epic (2006), co-edited with Andreola Rossi.

    Elizabeth Keitel, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Elizabeth Keitel is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has published many articles and book chapters on Latin historiography with a special interest in Tacitus. She is currently co-editing a volume on urban disasters and the Roman imagination.

    Rex Wallace, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    Rex Wallace is Professor of Classics and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is author of Zikh Rasna: A Manual of the Etruscan Language and Inscriptions (2008) and co-author, with Anthony Tuck, of First Words: The Archaeology of Language at Poggio Civitate (2013).

    Contributors

    Brian W. Breed, Rex Wallace, Elizabeth Keitel, Sander M. Goldberg, Paolo Poccetti, Anna Chahoud, Giuseppe Pezzini, Angelo O. Mercado, Catherine Keane, Cynthia Damon, Ian Goh, Luca Grillo

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