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Bawdy and biting epigrams, freshly translated, ready for enjoyment.

One of literatur‛s greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of his time, and set a pattern that satirists have admired and imitated across the ages. Born in Spain, Marcus Valerius Martialis (c. 40–102 CE), known in English as Martial, went to Rome as a young man to win fame and fortune. At the height of his career he published a book of scathing social commentary every year--1,500 poems in all, of which Wills translates about a third.

This exquisite translation from acclaimed author Garry Wills does not sacrifice the cleverly constructed effects of Martia‛s short and shapely thrusts. Martia‛s Epigrams make addictive reading and a perfect--if naughty--gift.

Synopsis:

One of literature's greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of his time, and set a pattern that satirists have imitated across the ages. This exquisite translation from acclaimed author Wills offers a selection of Martial's bawdy and biting epigrams.

Synopsis:

One of literature?s greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of Roman society and its emperors, and set a pattern that satirists have admired across the ages. For the first time, readers can enjoy an English translation of these rhymes that does not sacrifice the cleverly constructed effects of Martial?s short and shapely thrusts. Martial?s Epigrams ?bespeaks a great scholar at play? (The New York Times Book Review), makes for addictive reading, and is a perfect?if naughty?gift.

About the Author

Garry Wills holds a doctorate in the classics and taught ancient Greek at Johns Hopkins University before becoming the Henry Luce Professor at Northwestern University. He is professor of history emeritus at Northwestern. His translation of Saint Augustin‛s Confessions was hailed by critics. Wills has written many works on history and religion, including What the Gospels Meant, as well as The New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant and What Paul Meant. His Lincoln at Gettysburg won the Pulitzer Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670020393
Subtitle:
A Selection
Author:
Martial
Translator:
Wills, Garry
Introduction:
Wills, Garry
Editor:
Wills, Garry
Author:
Wills, Garry
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Satire, latin
Subject:
Rome
Subject:
Martial
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091027
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.50x5.00x.90 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , One of literature's greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of his time, and set a pattern that satirists have imitated across the ages. This exquisite translation from acclaimed author Wills offers a selection of Martial's bawdy and biting epigrams.
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One of literature?s greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of Roman society and its emperors, and set a pattern that satirists have admired across the ages. For the first time, readers can enjoy an English translation of these rhymes that does not sacrifice the cleverly constructed effects of Martial?s short and shapely thrusts. Martial?s Epigrams ?bespeaks a great scholar at play? (The New York Times Book Review), makes for addictive reading, and is a perfect?if naughty?gift.

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