Julia-Jokes at Macrobius's Saturnalia: Subversive Decorum in Late Antique Reception of Augustan Political Humor

Long, Jacqueline
January 2000
International Journal of the Classical Tradition;Winter2000, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p337
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
A literary criticism of the work "Saturnalia,' by Macrobius, is presented. Topics include the jokes of the character Julia, the daughter of Augustus, in the work; the active role of the reader due to the interactive nature of the text; and the political context of the sexual aspects of the jokes within Roman culture.


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