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A spouse to Persius and Juvenal breaks new flooring in its in-depth specialize in either authors as "satiric successors"; distinctive person contributions recommend unique views on their paintings, and supply an in-depth exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives.

• presents particular and up to date information at the texts and contexts of Persius and Juvenal
• bargains giant dialogue of the reception of either authors, reflecting probably the most cutting edge paintings being performed in modern Classics
• features a thorough exploration of Persius' and Juvenal's afterlives

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184–99; cf. Freudenburg (2001) 152–53, and in this volume Roller, Chapter 13), and, in keeping with satire’s inherent moralizing tendencies, each liked to work philosophers into their rants and narratives. The antagonism between Albucius and Scaevola in Lucilius’ Book 2 evidently played out on one level as a clash between an Epicurean (Albucius) and a Stoic (Scaevola), but whether Lucilius intended to register sympathy with one philosophical school or not is impossible to say. One would assume that Book 2 is ultimately supposed to amount to an attack on Scaevola, but these lines divert us with the representation of an attack internal to the narrative, where Scaevola comes off as the sympathetic satirist and Albucius the target.

1, lines 60–86, where Horace responds to Trebatius’ warning (60–62) that Horace might well alienate one of his powerful friends if he insists on writing Lucilian satire (“I fear for your life, my boy, and that one of those important friends of yours might strike you with a chill”). Horace once again counters with the example of Lucilius (62–79): quid? cum est Lucilius ausus primus in hunc operis componere carmina morem, detrahere et pellem, nitidus qua quisque per ora cederet, introrsum turpis, num Laelius aut qui duxit ab oppressa meritum Karthagine nomen ingenio offensi aut laeso doluere Metello Satire in the Republic 37 famosisque Lupo cooperto uersibus?

Horace claims that he avoids popular recitations because he knows that satire makes people uncomfortable; but of course the reason they are uncomfortable is precisely because they know that they deserve the satirist’s censure: sunt quos genus hoc minime iuuat, utpote | pluris culpari dignos (“there are those who get the least pleasure from this genre, in that most of them deserve to be blamed”). This is a specific response to Lucilian satire, which Horace conceptualized as 30 Persius and Juvenal: Texts and Contexts uninhibited and carefree.

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