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This compact and seriously updated advent to Roman satire examines the advance of the style, focusing relatively at the literary and social performance of satire. It considers why it was once very important to the Romans and why it nonetheless issues.

  • Provides a compact and severely updated advent to Roman satire.
  • Focuses at the improvement and serve as of satire in literary and social contexts.
  • Takes account of contemporary severe approaches.
  • Keeps the uninitiated reader in brain, presuming no previous wisdom of the subject.
  • Introduces each one satirist in his personal ancient time and position – together with the masters of Roman satire, Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal.
  • Facilitates comparative and intertextual dialogue of other satirists.

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