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Introduction: posing for the companion: Roman satire Kirk Freudenburg Part I. Satire as Literature: 1. Rome's first 'satirists': themes and genre in Ennius and Lucilius Frances Muecke 2. The restless companion: Horace, Satires 1 and 2 Emily Gowers 3. Speaking from silence: the Stoic paradoxes of Persius Andrea Cucchiarelli 4. The poor man's feast: Juvenal Victoria Rimell 5. Citation and authority in Seneca's Apocolocyntosis Ellen O'Gorman 6. Late arrivals: Julian and Boethius Joel Relihan 7. From turnips to turbot: epic allusion in Roman satire Catherine Connors 8. Sleeping with the enemy: satire and philosophy Roland Mayer 9. The satiric maze: Petronius, satire and the novel Victoria Rimell Part II. Satire as Social Discourse: 10. Satire as aristocratic play Thomas Habinek 11. Satire in a ritual context Fritz Graf 12. Satire and the poet: the body as self-referential symbol Alessandro Barchiesi and Andrea Cucchiarelli 13. The libidinal rhetoric of satire Erik Gunderson 14. Roman satire in the sixteenth century Colin Burrow 15. Alluding to satire: Rochester, Dryden, and others Dan Hooley 16. The Horatian and the Juvenalesque in English letters Charles Martindale 17. The 'presence' of Roman satire: modern receptions and their interpretative implications Duncan Kennedy Conclusion: The turnaround: a volume retrospect on Roman satires John Henderson.