How do you insert yourself into an artistic canon? How do you establish yourself as a worthy successor to your predecessors while making your own mark on a genre? How do you police a genre’s boundaries to keep out the unwanted? With particular attention to authorial and national identity, artistic self-definition, and literary reception, this volume shows how four ancient Latin poets—Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal—asked and answered these questions between the second century BCE and the second century CE as they invented and reinvented the genre of Roman verse Satire.

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Jennifer Ferriss-Hill (Ph.D. Harvard University, 2008) is Professor of Classics at the University of Miami. She has published two monographs (Cambridge UP, 2015; Princeton UP, 2019) and numerous articles on Roman Satire, Augustan Literature, and Athenian Old Comedy.
 1 Introduction
 2 Satiric Succession
 3 Sermo and Satura
 4 Seeing Other Genres in Roman Satire
 5 Persona-Theory
 6 Self-referentiality/Metapoetics
 7 The Afterlife of Roman Satire
For students and scholars in Classics, History, Literature, and Reception Studies, especially those interested in satire, authorship, and genre. Should be held by academic libraries catering to literary researchers.
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