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The Garden of Priapus: Sexuality and Aggression in Roman Humor

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Statues of the god Priapus stood in Roman gardens to warn potential thieves that the god would rape them if they attempted to steal from him. In this book, Richlin argues that the attitude of sexual aggressiveness in defense of a bounded area serves as a model for Roman satire from Lucilius to Juvenal. Using literary, anthropological, psychological, and feminist methodologies, she suggests that aggressive sexual humor reinforces aggressive behavior on both the individual and societal levels, and that Roman satire provides an insight into Roman culture. Including a substantial and provocative new introduction, this revised edition is important not only as an in-depth study of Roman sexual satire, but also as a commentary on the effects of all humor on society and its victims.

Synopsis:

Using literary and feminist methodology, this study argues that an attitude of sexual aggressiveness in defence served as a model for Roman satire. The author suggests that aggressive sexual humour reinforced Roman aggressive behaviour on both the individual and societal levels.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-294) and indexes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195068733
Author:
Richlin, Amy
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Amy
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Invective
Subject:
Roman Literature
Subject:
Erotic poetry, Latin
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classical Studies | Literary Criticism
Subject:
Sex in literature
Subject:
Rome in literature
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
v. 65 & 66
Publication Date:
19920831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.19x6.14x1.02 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Using literary and feminist methodology, this study argues that an attitude of sexual aggressiveness in defence served as a model for Roman satire. The author suggests that aggressive sexual humour reinforced Roman aggressive behaviour on both the individual and societal levels.
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