The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

  • Publish Date: 2005-06-13
  • Binding: Paperback
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Satire as a distinct genre was first developed by the Romans and regarded as completely 'their own'. This Companion's international contributors provide a stimulating introduction to the genre and its individual proponents aimed particularly at non-specialists. Roman satires are explored both as generic, literary phenomena and as highly symbolic and effective social activities. Satire's transformation in late antiquity and reception in more recent centuries is also covered.