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by Maria Plaza

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Maria Plaza
ISBN: 019923793X
ISBN13: 978-0199237937
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (March 1, 2008)
Pages: 384
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Maria Plaza sets out to analyse the function of humour in the Roman satirists Horace, Persius, and Juvenal. Her starting point is that satire is driven by two motives, which are to a certain extent opposed: to display humour, and to promote a serious moral message. She argues that, while the Roman satirist needs humour for his work's aesthetic merit, his proposed message s Maria Plaza sets out to analyse the function of humour in the Roman satirists Horace, Persius, and Juvenal

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I mean to recommend Plaza's ruse of power (her book) as good-humoured literary criticism, easily .

John Henderson, Journal of Roman Studies The book's real strength and unique contribution lies in its apt descriptions of the distinct 'worlds' that the three satirists create with their respective subject-matter and styles of humour. Catherine Keane, Classical World . About the Author.

Maria Plaza sets out to analyse the function of humour in the Roman satirists . Offers a sophisticated reading of humour in Roman verse satire which challenges traditionally held views. Combines close philological analysis with modern literary theory. The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire. Her starting point is that satire is driven by two motives, to display humour and to promote a serious moral message. No current Talk conversations about this book.

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Published March 31, 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA The present study is about the function of humour in the verse satires of Horace, Juvenal, and Persius, with a glance at th. .

Published March 31, 2008 by Oxford University Press, USA. Comic, The, in literature, History and criticism, Latin Humorous poetry, Latin Verse satire, Latin wit and humor. The present study is about the function of humour in the verse satires of Horace, Juvenal, and Persius, with a glance at the fragments of Lucilius. Oxford University Press (UK).

Our image of Roman satire has developed from that of a static, moralizing genre to a deliberately complex form, but our approach to the humour intrinsic to satire has not developed accordingly. This book offers a comprehensive new analysis of humour in the writings of Horace, Persius, and Juvenal, with an excursus to Lucilius. The main thesis is that far from being an external means of sweetening the moral lesson, humour lies at the heart of Roman satire and shapes its paradoxical essence.

Maria Plaza sets out to analyse the function of humour in the Roman satirists Horace, Persius, and Juvenal. Her starting point is that satire is driven by two motives, which are to a certain extent opposed: to display humour, and to promote a serious moral message. She argues that, while the Roman satirist needs humour for his work's aesthetic merit, his proposed message suffers from the ambivalence that humour brings with it. Her analysis shows that this paradox is not only socio-ideological but also aesthetic, forming the ground for the curious, hybrid nature of Roman satire.
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