Martial: Liber Spectaculorum

Hardcover | November 26, 2006

EditorKathleen M. Coleman

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This book is the first full-scale edition of the so-called Liber spectaculorum by Martial. A comprehensive introduction addresses the role of epigram in commemorating monuments and occasions, the connection between spectacle and imperial panegyric in Martial's oeuvre, characteristics of thecollection, possible circumstances of composition and 'publication', transmission of the text, and related issues. Each epigram is followed by an apparatus criticus, an English translation, and a detailed commentary on linguistic, literary, and historical matters, adducing extensive evidence fromepigraphy and art as well as literary sources. The book is accompanied by four concordances, five tables, two maps, 30 plates, and an appendix.

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This book is the first full-scale edition of the so-called Liber spectaculorum by Martial. A comprehensive introduction addresses the role of epigram in commemorating monuments and occasions, the connection between spectacle and imperial panegyric in Martial's oeuvre, characteristics of thecollection, possible circumstances of composi...

Kathleen M. Coleman is Professor of Latin at Harvard University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:November 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198144814

ISBN - 13:9780198144816

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Table of Contents

General IntroductionSiglaText, Translation, and CommentaryAppendix: The Source of the Nile