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Recognizing Persius
Kenneth J. Reckford

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix
PROLOGUE: In Search of Persius 1

CHAPTER ONE: Performing Privately 16
"Who'll read this stuff?" (Satire 1) 17
"In Different Voices" 21
Performing satire (1): Lucilius 25
Performing satire (2): Horace 32
Three Bad Performances 39
Persius's Return to the Colors 46
Appendix: The Choliambics 52

CHAPTER TWO: Seeking Integrity 56
Hypocrisy and Self-Deception (Satire 2) 57
Called to Virtue (Satire 3) 63
Where Horace Left Off 68
Division Problems 77
Autobiographical Fragments 82
Images of Dissolution 87
Recomposing a Life 91
Appendix: Epictetus, Diatribe, and Persius 96

CHAPTER THREE: Exploring Freedom 102
Shadows of Falsehood (Satire 4) 103
Modes of Disclosure (Satire 5) 108
"Every Fool a Slave" 118
Another Dissident Under Nero 124

CHAPTER FOUR: Life, Death, and Art 130
Between Volterra and Rome 131
The Land, the Sea, and the Heir (Satire 6) 136
Reading the libellus: Children and Grown-ups 144
Recognizing Persius 151

EPILOGUE: From Persius to Juvenal 161
NOTES 181
BIBLIOGRAPHY 219
GENERAL INDEX 233
INDEX LOCORUM 237

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