Juvenal's sixth Satire is a masterpiece of comic hyperbole, an outrageous rant against women and marriage which, in its breadth and density, represents the high point of the misogynistic literature of classical antiquity. The Introduction situates Juvenal within the wider tradition of Roman satire, interrogates afresh the poem's architecture and recurrent themes, shows how Juvenal systematically attributes to his monstrous women the inverse of the Roman wife's canonical virtues, traces the various literary currents which ...

Juvenal: Satire 6 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521671101

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Juvenal: Satire 6 2014, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

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