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In his survey of the classical literature useful to an orator, the first-century rhetorician Quintilian famously asserts that ‘satire is an entirely Roman genre’ (satura …

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Marsh, David, “Satire”, in: Brill’s Encyclopaedia of the Neo-Latin World, General Editor Craig Kallendorf. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2014
First print edition: ISBN:9789004265721

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