El juicio crítico sobre la literatura latina antigua satírica en la historia literaria del XVIII

  1. Sánchez Manzano, María Asunción 1
  1. 1 Universidad de León, IHTC
Journal:
Cuadernos de estudios del siglo XVIII

ISSN: 1131-9879

Year of publication: 2020

Issue: 30

Pages: 540-565

Type: Article

DOI: 10.17811/CESXVIII.30.2020.541.-565. DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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Abstract

The critical judgement on ancient Roman literature started in early times of Empire. Those comments were collected by some scholars during the Enlightenment. It was then, when they summarized the deeds of Roman authors and their contribution to the European literature as well, under the light of reason. Labouring this synthesis, they did not confirm the ancient theory about the early beginnings of Roman satire, as a representative Latin genre since Lucilius. The humorous poems in vernacular were so diverse, that it was difficult to know the very features of this ancient Roman genre.