Menippean sentence example
- His curious encyclopaedic work, entitled Satyricon, or De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii et de septem Artibus liberalibus libri novem, is an elaborate allegory in nine books, written in a mixture of prose and verse, after the manner of the Menippean satires of Varro.
- For example, the Menippean Satires numbered 150, and are all counted separately in Varro's estimate.
- But the lighter works of Varro have perished almost to the last line, with the exception of numerous fragments of the Menippean Satires.
- The titles of the Menippean Satires are very diverse.
- From the numerous citations in later authors it is clear that the Menippean Satires were the most popular of Varro's writings.Advertisement
- Not very unlike the Menippean Satires were the Libri Logistorici, or satirical and practical expositions, possibly in dialogue form, of some theme most commonly taken from philosophy on its ethical side.