Martial's Rome by Dr. Victoria E. Rimell
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Martial's Rome
By Dr. Victoria E. Rimell

Martial's Rome

Empire and the Ideology of Epigram

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Martial's Rome by Dr. Victoria E. Rimell

Book Description

This provocative book is a major contribution to our understanding of Martial's poetics, his vision of the relationship between art and reality, and his role in formulating modern perceptions of Rome. The study shows how on every scale from the microscopic to the cosmic, Martial displays epigram's ambition to enact the sociality of urban life, but also to make Rome rise out of epigram's architecture and gestures. Martial's distinctive aesthetic, grounded in paradox and inconsistency, ensures that the humblest, most throwaway poetic form is best poised to capture first century empire in all its dazzling complexity. As well as investigating many of Martial's central themes - monumentality, economics, death, carnival, exile - this books also questions what kind of a mascot Martial is for classics today in our own advanced, multicultural world, and will be an invaluable guide for scholars and students of classical literature and Roman history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521828222
ISBN-10: 0521828228
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 14mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Dr. Victoria E. Rimell

Closure of Space in Roman Poetics by Dr. Victoria E. Rimell Closure of Space in Roman Poetics, Hardback (June 2015)

An ambitious analysis of the Roman literary obsession with retreat and closed spaces, in the context of expanding empire.

Ovid's Lovers by Dr. Victoria E. Rimell Ovid's Lovers, Paperback (July 2009)

A compelling investigation of the question of the male/female relationship, which is central to Ovid's works.

Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction by Dr. Victoria E. Rimell Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction, Paperback (June 2007)

This book explores corporeality as a metaphor and its implications for the unity of the text.

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Author Biography - Dr. Victoria E. Rimell

Victoria Rimell is Associate Professor in the Department of Greek and Latin Philology at the University of Rome, La Sapieza. She has published Petronius and the Anatomy of Fiction (2002), Ovid's Lovers (2006) and Martial's Rome (2008), and has also contributed to The Cambridge Companion to Roman Satire (edited by Kirk Freudenberg, 2005) and Ordering Knowledge in the Roman Empire (edited by Jason Konig and Tim Whitmarsh, 2007).

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