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Figuring Out Roman Nobility

Juvenal's Eighth 'Satire'


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Figuring Out Roman Nobility by John Henderson
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Juvenal is a central author on courses in Classical studies and has an important place on courses in comparative literature. This accessible work shows how the eighth "Satire" makes fun of traditional Roman family values, and in the process displays the core ideas and practices with which aristocratic culture at Rome enshrined itself in all seriousness. Virgil and Horace are Juvenal's prize scalps in his spoof of the Roman fame-machine. All Latin is translated. This work is intended for undergraduate students of Roman satire, A-level students of classical civilization, students of comparative literature, and scholars and advanced readers of Latin poetry and Roman cultural politics.

Author Biography

John Henderson is Professor of Classics, University of Cambridge and Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics of King's College, Cambridge. He is co-author (with Mary Beard) of Classics: A very short introduction (Oxford, 1995) and is the author of many books, including Figuring Out Roman Nobility: Juvenal's Eighth Satire (1997) and A Roman Life: Rutilius Gallicus on Paper and In Stone (1998), both published by University of Exeter Press.
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January 1st, 1997
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United Kingdom
University of Exeter Press
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