Recognizing Persius

    Recognizing Persius

    Kenneth J Reckford

    Princeton University Press 2009

    Hardback 249pp

    9780691141411   Product Code: 97373

    The Latin poet Persius died at the age of 27 in 62 CE, leaving six satires which are notoriously difficult to interpret. But, in a perceptive reassessment of the poems, Reckford draws on a lifetime's study to argue that this very difficulty offers special advantages: he highlights how Persius' intense, inward dramatic monologues convert the performance genre of Roman satire into a vehicle of self- exploration and self-challenge which remains relevant today.

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