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Martial's Epigrams: A Selection
     

Martial's Epigrams: A Selection

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by Martial, Garry Wills (Translator)
 
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

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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.

Look out for a new book from Garry Wills, What the Qur'an Meant, coming fall 2017.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This collection bespeaks a great scholar at play. Recreational classicists should feel flattered that [Wills] wants them to watch."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Funny, wicked, and fresh, these epigrams . . . will give the reader plenty of smiles."
--The Philadelphia Inquirer 

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 a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus MeantPapal SinWhy I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor emeritus at Northwestern University. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Martial's Epigrams: A Selection 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having read Martial in Latin...I can say that no one can compare to the original...but these translations are interesting .