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The Roman Adversarial Dialogue in Eighteenth-Century Political Satire

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This article examines the use of the Roman satiric dialogue in eighteenth-century political verse. It studies partisan satires that pit their speakers against a cautionary interlocutor (adversarius) in imitation of Horace's Satire 2.1 and Persius' Satire 1. It begins with an overview of Pope's use of the dialogue form in his Imitations of Horace, and his shift in the later 1730s to a model of antagonistic encounter between ideological opponents in the style of Persius. Its main body is an exa...

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10.3366/tal.2015.0219

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
All Souls College
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ORCID:
0000-0003-3557-3821
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Journal:
Translation and Literature More from this journal
Publication date:
2015-10-01
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1750-0214
ISSN:
0968-1361
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pubs:577634
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uuid:d2d5f761-dd88-40d3-9be3-517ef2a06fa0
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577634
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2018-02-19

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