Martial: Select Epigrams / Edition 1

Martial: Select Epigrams / Edition 1

ISBN-10:
0521555396
ISBN-13:
9780521555395
Pub. Date:
07/01/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

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Overview

Martial: Select Epigrams / Edition 1

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 1.18(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Watson is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Sydney and the author of Arae: The Curse Poetry of Antiquity (1991).

Patricia Watson is Senior Lecturer in Classics at the University of Sydney and author of Ancient Stepmothers: Myth, Misogyny and Reality (1995).

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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