The Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire
Laughing and Lying
By (author) Maria Plaza
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Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire by Maria Plaza
Book DescriptionMaria 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199237937
(216mm x 138mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maria Plaza
Persius and Juvenal, Hardback (August 2009)
The last decades have seen a lively interest in Roman verse satire, and this collection of essays introduces the reader to the best of modern critical writing on Persius and Juvenal. All Latin quotations are also given in English, while a specially written Introduction provides a useful conspectus of recent scholarship.
Function of Humour in Roman Verse Satire, Hardback (January 2006)» View all books by Maria Plaza
Argues that behind the moralizing facade, the reader may find more sinister motives, such as fear, envy, and sexual sensationalism. This study uses an analysis of humour to investigate the complex essence of Roman satire.
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Author Biography - Maria Plaza
Maria Plaza is a Junior Research Fellow at Gothenburg University.
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