Chapter 2. Defining the Art of Blame: Classical Satire

  1. Ruben Quintero
  1. Catherine Keane

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996959.ch3

A Companion to Satire

A Companion to Satire

How to Cite

Keane, C. (2007) Defining the Art of Blame: Classical Satire, in A Companion to Satire (ed R. Quintero), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996959.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119559

Online ISBN: 9780470996959



  • medieval satire;
  • classical satire;
  • latin satire;
  • ecclesiastical venality;
  • greed


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Competing Approaches to Blame: The Lessons of a Myth

  • Striking the Pose: The Iambographers

  • Advisors to the City: The Authority of Comic Drama

  • A Changed Scene

  • Disguises and Alter Egos

  • Between Trauma and Trivia

  • A Composite Art

  • From Myth to Text