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In laying the groundwork for a fresh and challenging reading of Roman satire, Kirk Freudenburg explores the literary precedents behind the situations and characters created by Horace, one of Rome's earliest and most influential satirists. Critics tend to think that his two books of Satires are but trite sermons of moral reform--which the poems superficially claim to be--and that the reformer speaking to us is the young Horace, a naive Roman imitator of the rustic, self-made Greek philosopher Bion. By examining Horace's debt to popular comedy and to the conventions of Hellenistic moral literature, however, Freudenburg reveals the sophisticated mask through which the writer distances himself from the speaker in these earthy diatribes--a mask that enables the lofty muse of poetry to walk in satire's mundane world of adulterous lovers and quarrelsome neighbors. After presenting the speaker of the diatribes as a stage character, a version of the haranguing cynic of comedy and mime, Freudenburg explains the theoretical importance of such conventions in satire at large. His analysis includes a reinterpretation of Horace's criticisms of Lucilius, and ends with a theory of satire based on the several images of the satirist presented in Book One, which reveals the true depth of Horace's ethical and philosophical concerns.
Originally published in 1992.
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Titel: The Walking Muse
Verlag: Princeton University Press
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000627542
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1992. Buchzustand: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP91401312
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, -, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good-. 9.29 X 6.30 X 0.87 inches lightly used hardcover in dust jacket. covers lightly scuffed, no tears, not price-clipped. binding remains solid, no marks to text, boards lightly scuffed but clean, page edges lightly scuffed with top edges mildly dirty. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 10000000123912
Buchbeschreibung Princeton Univ Pr, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0691031665
Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. 0691031665 Crisp, clean, unread book with some shelfwear - NICE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers Z0691031665Z2
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1992. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good-. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: /Very Good. VG-/VG. purple illustrated jacket, dust jacket in archival plastic protector. very light shelf wear, very light stains to beginning pages and page edges. Once Read Books, cover scan available - just ask, OnceReadBooks com Orders shipped via USPS. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 319627
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Buchbeschreibung Princeton University Press, 1993. Buchzustand: Poor. This book has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 3640748