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Letter to Juvenal
     

Letter to Juvenal

by Martial, Peter Whigham
 
This edition presents 101 poems by the master of Latin wit with facing versions. The selection concentrates on the serious and sober poet, rather than on the writer of trivia, obscene epigrams and other jeux d'esprit. J.P. Sullivan, the noted classical scholar and critic, writes in his introduction to Martial's life, times and poetry: "Martial is a master of his

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This edition presents 101 poems by the master of Latin wit with facing versions. The selection concentrates on the serious and sober poet, rather than on the writer of trivia, obscene epigrams and other jeux d'esprit. J.P. Sullivan, the noted classical scholar and critic, writes in his introduction to Martial's life, times and poetry: "Martial is a master of his medium... extending the linguistic possibilities of Latin beyond the bounds that Augustan authors had implicitly set. Add to this the fiercest Roman satire since Juvenal, the most moving comments on the fragility of human life since Horace, and there we have our modern Martial".

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ISBN-13:
9780856460920
Publisher:
Anvil Press Poetry, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/1985
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

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