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Satiric Advice: SERIOUS OR NOT? Warren S. Smith. from plautus to chaucer. his book includes a series of chapters on satiric advice on women (in particular, sexual involvement with women) and marriage.

Satiric Advice: SERIOUS OR NOT? Warren S. 2. In a Different Guise : ROMAN EDUCATION AND GREEK RHETORICAL THOUGHT ON MARRIAGE. the university of michigan press ann arbor. If the dis-tinctions made between satire against women and satire against marriage (or perhaps against married women) often seem blurred, that is because they are so often blurred in satire.

Scholars of classics and religion, mostly British or American, sample satiric attitudes about women and marriage written in Latin from about 200 BC through Walter Map in the 12th century, with two closing chapters on Chaucer writing in Middle English during the 14th. Among their topics are Roman education and Greek rhetorical thought on marriage, a. Get A Copy.

Advice on sex and marriage in the literature of antiquity and the middle ages typically stressed the negative: from stereotypes of nagging wives and cheating husbands to nightmarish visions of women empowered through marriage. Satiric Advice on Women and Marriage brings together the leading scholars of this fascinating body of literature. Their essays examine a variety of ancient and early medieval writers' cautionary and often eccentric marital satire beginning with Plautus in the third century . through Chaucer (the only non-Latin author studied). Satiric Advice on Women and Marriage: From Plautus to Chaucer.

This book includes a series of chapters on satiric advice on women (in particular, sexual involvement with women) and marriage. If the distinctions made between satire against women and satire against marriage (or perhaps against married women) often seem blurred, that is because they are so often blurred in satire. Susanna Morton Braund, in her essay in this book (chap. 3), shows how marriage, particularly to dowered wives (who retain a power of control over their husbands), is often the butt of jokes in Roman comedy.

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Then the chapter turns into a brief discussion of - as it seems - (nearly all) the following chapters. But arguably the introduction would have needed instead to demonstrate that there are connections between Juvenal and Jerome, for example, and it would have been better if Smith had concentrated here on answering the question of "what makes such advice 'satiric'". It is emphasised that the line between misogyny and misogamy is blurred.

Scholars of classics and religion, mostly British or American, sample satiric attitudes about women and marriage written in Latin from about 200 BC through Walter Map in the 12th century, with two closing chapters on Chaucer writing in Middle English during the 14th. Among their topics are Roman education and Greek rhetorical thought on marriage, a
Satiric Advice on Women and Marriage: From Plautus to Chaucer download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Warren S. Smith
ISBN: 0472114263
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press (January 1, 2005)
Pages: 308 pages