Martial: Select Epigrams

Martial: Select Epigrams

by Martial
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521554888

ISBN-13: 9780521554886

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

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

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:
9780521554886
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Series:
Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics Series
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
4.84(w) x 7.32(h) x 1.18(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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