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Epigrams of Martial by Martial

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Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite. With wit and wisdom, Martial evokes not the grandeur that was Rome, but rather the timeless themes of urban life and society."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375760426
ISBN-10: 0375760423
Format: Paperback
(201mm x 134mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 8-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Epigrams by Martial Epigrams, Paperback (June 2015)

This new, parallel-text prose translation of a generous selection of Martial's witty and satiric epigrams pulls no punches and matches the boldness of the originals. They bring Imperial Rome vividly to life. The edition establishes Martial's originality as a literary author and includes a full introduction and notes.

Martial by Martial Martial, Paperback (January 2005)

A full-length study of Martial's life, times, art and the survival of his poetry

Martial's Epigrams Book Two by Martial Martial's Epigrams Book Two, Hardback (January 2004)

This edition provides an English translation of and detailed commentary on the second book of epigrams published by the Latin poet Marcus Valerius Martialis. This new commentary carefully illuminates the allusions to people, places, things, and cultural practices of late first-century Rome that pervade Martial's poetry.

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Author Biography - Martial

James Michie studied classics at Trinity College, Oxford. His other translations include "The Poems of Catullus" and Horace s "Odes" (available as a Modern Library Paperback Classic). His "Collected Poems" was awarded the Hawthornden Prize. Shadi Bartsch is Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Chicago, the editor in chief of "Classical Philology," and the author of "Decoding the Ancient Novel; Ideology in Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan s Civil War;" and "Actors in the Audi-ence: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian.""

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