Martial's Epigrams: A Selection

Martial's Epigrams: A Selection

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143116271
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/27/2009
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Garry Wills is one of the most respected writers on religion today. He is the author of Saint Augustine’s Childhood, Saint Augustine’s Memory, and Saint Augustine’s Sin, the first three volumes in this series, as well as the Penguin Lives biography Saint Augustine. His other books include “Negro President”: Jefferson and the Slave Power, Why I Am a Catholic, Papal Sin, and Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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