Martial: Select Epigrams by MartialMartial: Select Epigrams by Martial

Martial: Select Epigrams

byMartialEditorLindsay Watson, Patricia Watson

Paperback | June 23, 2003

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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.
Title:Martial: Select EpigramsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.87 inPublished:June 23, 2003Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521555396

ISBN - 13:9780521555395


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.

Editorial Reviews

" important contribution to the interpretation of Martial's works...This anthology will certainly be of great help for our understanding of the epigrams and inspire further research." BMCR