Essays On Roman Satire
The age of Enlightenment, the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, produced a great popularity of satire in Britain, and the emotion of these satires were stirred up by the rise of partisan politics.
The circumstances, which Pope experienced both in his own life and adapted from his age, worked with the advantage of the growth of satire in his exceptional natural ability.Although every answer to these questions leads to a different interpretation, 2 given the traditional opposition of satire to archaic tragedy bequeathed by Lucilius3 many scholars agree that “[ w] hatever the case, Accius and Pacuvius come in for criticism” and note that “[ t] heir works suffer from the same maladies that infect their revivalist advocates”. 4 It is a known fact that the high style of epic and tragedy, the 1 W. The form of the satire may change, and the quality and strength of a satire may have piercing or frank and direct effect based on the demands of that time.Alexander Pope’s poetry is either satirical in tone or it have the greatest power of satire, moreover satire is an essential feature of Pope’s poetry. The translations of Persius are based, with slight revisions, on those of J. ZETZEL, Commentum Cornuti in Persium, Munich/ Leipzig, 2004. POWELL, “ Persius’ First Satire : A Re-examination”, in T. POWELL (eds.), Author and Audience in Latin Literature, Cambridge, 1992, p. (ed.), Die römische Satire, Darmstadt, 1970 (Wege der Forschung, 238), p. FISKE, “ Lucilius and Persius”, TAPh A 40 (1909), p. KORZENIEWSKI, “ Die erste Satire des Persius”, in ID. This type of satire can be seen in the works of Langland and Chaucer, William Langland in his narrative poem Plowman’s Tales attack the immortal clergies of his times, and Geoffrey Chaucer too in his collection of stories The Canterbury Tales resist opposition against the clergy and the woman.The Elizabethan Age criticizes angrily and makes fun at the Puritans and the women.