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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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"Martial...concentrating on the epigram as his one form of literary expression, brought it to a pitch of technical perfection never afterwards rivaled." Peter Howell

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760426
Translator:
Michie, James
Introduction:
Bartsch, Shadi
Introduction by:
Bartsch, Shadi
Introduction:
Bartsch, Shadi
Author:
Martial
Author:
Bartsch, Shadi
Author:
Michie, James
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
Latin
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Epigrams, Latin
Subject:
Martial
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Number:
2002
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
v. 356, no. 1415
Publication Date:
20020831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.55 in 0.45 lb

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