Ancient Menippean Satire

Ancient Menippean Satire

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In Ancient Menippean Satire, Joel C. Relihan charts the history and development of this ancient genre. He demonstrates its unity as a Greco-Roman phenomenon, describes its different branches, and shows the continuity of the genre into late classical and early Christian times. He also discusses the theories of the genre set forth by Northrop Frye and Mikhail Bakhtin and presents a new and detailed definition that respects the particularities of classical texts. In chapters on the fragments and testimonia relevant to Menippus and Varro, Relihan shows the specific Greek origins of the genre and its transformation in Roman hands.In Ancient Menippean Satire, Joel C. Relihan charts the history and development of this ancient genre.


Title:Ancient Menippean Satire
Author:Joel C. Relihan
Publisher: - 1993
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