Martial: Select Epigrams / Edition 1

Martial: Select Epigrams / Edition 1

by Martial
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521555396

ISBN-13: 9780521555395

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ninety poems by Martial, the first-century a.d. epigrammatist, are presented, with commentary, in this edition. Selected on the basis of their thematic importance, these concise poems provide an unique opportunity to interpret a significantly neglected author. The book considers the sociocultural and historical matrix from which the epigrams sprang and the Roman love…  See more details below

Overview

Ninety poems by Martial, the first-century a.d. epigrammatist, are presented, with commentary, in this edition. Selected on the basis of their thematic importance, these concise poems provide an unique opportunity to interpret a significantly neglected author. The book considers the sociocultural and historical matrix from which the epigrams sprang and the Roman love of personal invective which sustains and enlivens a major portion of Martial's work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521555395
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Select epigrams; 1. Martial and poetry; 2. Poet and patron; 3. Martial and the city of Rome; 4. Women; 5. Sexual mores; 6. Satirical epigrams; 7. Epideictic epigrams; 8. Funerary epigrams; Commentary; Bibliography; Indexes.

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