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Menippean satire as a literary genre,with special reference to Seneca"s Apocolocyntosis

Hannu Riikonen

Menippean satire as a literary genre,with special reference to Seneca"s Apocolocyntosis

by Hannu Riikonen

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Published by Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters in Helsinki .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, ca. 4 B.C.-65 A.D.,
  • Claudius, Emperor of Rome, 10 B.C.-54 A.D. -- In literature.,
  • Satire, Latin -- History and criticism.,
  • Literary form -- History -- To 1500.,
  • Satire -- Classical influences.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementH.K. Riikonen.
    SeriesCommentationes humanarum litterarum,, 83
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP9 .F5 t. 83, PA6661.A9 .F5 t. 83
    The Physical Object
    Pagination58 p. ;
    Number of Pages58
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2074520M
    ISBN 109516531482
    LC Control Number88105779

    The Apocolocyntosis consists mostly of prose, although there are also extended portions written in verse, making it the only complete example of a so-called Menippean satire to survive in Latin/5(5). The English translation (with accompanying largely plain text) by W. H. D. Rouse in the Loeb Classical Library (with Heseltine’s Petronius) was published in ; and R. Graves appended a translation to his Claudius the God, London The Satire of Seneca on the Apotheosis of Claudius A. P.

    Apocolocyntosis Seneca The Pumpkinification Of Claudius. I wish to place on record the proceedings in heaven October 13 last, 1 of the new year which begins this auspicious age. It shall be done without malice or favour. Seneca, Apocolocyntosis W.H.D. Rouse, W.H.D. Rouse, M.A. Litt. D., Ed. ("Agamemnon", "Hom. Od. ", "denarius") All Search Options [view abbreviations] Home Collections/Texts Perseus Catalog Research Grants Open Source About Help. Hide browse bar Your current position in the text is marked in blue. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another.

      Perhaps the strangest—and most strikingly modern—work to survive from the ancient world, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his struggle to regain virility. Here Petronius brilliantly brings to life the courtesans, legacy-hunters, pompous professors and dissolute priestesses of the age - and, above all, Trimalchio, 5/5(1). The popularity of the epic genre was not always matched by its authors' talents, and the exclusively Roman satiric genre seems to have been one of a handful of genres that rose up as an alternative to the perhaps trite and conventional epic format. (). Menippean satire as a literary genre, with special reference to Seneca's Author: Stuart Curtis.


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Menippean satire as a literary genre,with special reference to Seneca"s Apocolocyntosis by Hannu Riikonen Download PDF EPUB FB2

Menippean satire, seriocomic genre, chiefly in ancient Greek literature and Latin literature, in which contemporary institutions, conventions, and ideas were criticized in a mocking satiric style that mingled prose and verse.

The form often employed a variety of striking and unusual settings, such as the descent into Hades. Apocolocyntosis, the only Menippean satire that has survived nearly intact and upon which the conclusions are based, provides evidence for no more than four fundamental elements: (1) a surreal depiction of society and/or the world as a whole (the carnival); (2) the use of many other genres, either to parody the genres themselves, society’s view of.

Menippean satire as a literary genre,with special reference to Seneca's Apocolocyntosis / H.K. Riikonen Seneca ad Lucilium Epistulae Morales: with an English translation by Richard M. Gummere Paradoxes, problemes, essayes, characters [microform] / written by Dr.

Donne, dean of Pauls ; to which i. book Scholar's Bedlam: Menippean Satire in the Renaissance, states: 'Menippean satire is among the most elusive of genres to define. The scholars of the Renaissance, who edited and imitated the ancient Menippeans, share considerable frustration with their modem successors in delineating this literary form's generic contours.

The thesis examines the novels of Anglo-American author Russell Hoban () and Japanese author Murakami Haruki [Chinese characters] () as Menippean satires. The Introduction defines the Menippean satire and considers possible sources for this genre as found in the works of Hoban and Murakami.

Parts I and II examine several novels by Hoban and by Author: Susan Rosa Fisher. The Apocolocyntosis Claudii, literally The pumpkinification of Claudius, is a satire on the Roman emperor Claudius, which, according to Cassius Dio, was written by Seneca the Younger.

A partly extant Menippean satire, an anonymous work called Ludus de morte Divi Claudii in its surviving manuscripts, may or may not be identical to the text mentioned by Cassius Dio.

piece of literature for or against his authorship are discussed. Other literary works by Seneca will be taken into consideration, as well as his position as a moral philosopher and his possible motives to write this work.

The Satire Apocolocyntosis and its Possible Messages What the Reader is taught in the Apocolocyntosis. listy przyniosła rozprawa Menippean Satire as Literary Genre with Spe­ cial Reference to Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis Hansa K.

Riikonena Fiński 16 M. B a c h t i n, op. cit., s. W porównaniu z „dialogiem sokratycznym” w menippei na Author: Jolanta Kusiak. ‘The Cambridge Companion to Seneca is a remarkable achievement, which has much to offer to advanced students and confirmed scholars looking for useful syntheses and suggestive, in-depth interpretations of the many aspects of this dazzling corpus.’ François Prost Source: Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Menippean satire as a literary genre: with special reference to Seneca's Apocolocyntosis Hannu Riikonen ; Suomen Tiedeseura. Commentationes humanarum litterarum, Seneca’s Menippean satire, often entitled Ludus de morte Claudii (“Funning with the death of Claudius”), offers a sort of interlude from the play of the Roman satirists and their critics.

Menippean satire as a literary genre, with special reference to Seneca's Apocolocyntosis (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Menippean satire as a literary genre, with special reference to Seneca's Apocolocyntosis.

In Latin literature: Satire The younger Seneca’s Apocolocyntosis was a medley of prose and verse, but its pitiless skit on the deification of the emperor Claudius was Lucilian satire.

The Satyricon of Petronius is also Menippean inasmuch as it contains varied digressions and occasional verse; essentially, however, it comes under fiction. The Satyricon and The Apocolocyntosis. Perhaps the strangest and most strikingly modern work to survive from the ancient world, The Satyricon relates the hilarious mock epic adventures of the impotent Encolpius, and his struggle to regain virility/5.

Riikonen, Menippean Satire as a Literary Genre, with Special Reference to Seneca’s ‘Apocolocyntosis’ (Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica [Commentationes Humanarum Litterarum 83], ), 12, Author: Alison Shell.

Menippean Satire a genre of classical literature. Classical tradition associates the origins of Menippean satire with the work of the cynic philosopher Menippus of Gadara (third century B.C.).

Only the titles of his works have been preserved. However, the evidence of his influence in Lucian’s and Varro’s works, about fragments of which have been.

2 See, e.g., Gradel (, ), with reference to Cicero’s Dream of Scipio. Cicero here noted how human virtue was rewarded and those who had helped their country had a special place in heaven. 3 On the ancient tradition of Menippean satire and some of its medieval representatives, see Relihan ().

Menippus’s satires are not extant. a study by Allan Perley uction: I. Seneca's Satire as an historical document. The question of authorship and the name Apocolocyntosis.

1§11 Ridicule of an authority figure is a crucial element of Apocolocyntosis, a work which serves as an important example of the genre known as Menippean satire, a style of writing named after Menippus of Gadara, which contains passages in both prose and verse and which is characterized by what Christopher Whitton terms “ludic irreverence.”Author: Douglas Hill.

New York: The Columbia University Press; London, Macmillan & Co., ltd. Introduction: I. Seneca's Satire as an historical document. The question of authorship and the name Apocolocyntosis. Menippean satire and its style. Literary :. Vol. 38, No. 2, Menippean Satire as a Literary Genre with Special Reference to Seneca's Apocolocyntosis by H.

K. Riikonen. Menippean Satire as a Literary Genre with Special Reference to Seneca's Apocolocyntosis by H. K. Riikonen (p.

).Translated from Latin to English by Allan Perley Ball (Columbia Univ. Press, ) Entered by David Camden () [1] I wish to record an occurrence which took place in heaven on the third day before the Ides of October, in the new year which began our fortunate era.

In keeping with this Latin definition of the form, De Smet traces a substantial and coherent tradition of neo-Latin imitations of the Menippean satire, focusing especially on Senecas Apocolocyntosis, a work that emerges in her study as the purest example of the Menippean form.