Marcus Valerius Martialis





Marcus Valerius Martialis


Born
Augusta Bilbilis (now Calatayud, Spain)
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Influences
Catullus, Pedo, and Marsus


Born: March 1, 40 AD, in Augusta Bilbilis (now Calatayud, Spain); Died: ca. 102 AD--Marcus Valerius Martialis, known in English as Martial, was a Latin poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. Considered the creator of the modern epigram, Martial wrote a total of 1,561 - 1,235 of which are in elegiac couplets.

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Epigrams

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Epigrams, I, Spectacles, Bo...

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Martial's Epigrams: A Selec...

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Epigrams, Volume III, Books...

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Epigrams, Volume II: Books ...

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I cento epigrammi proibiti

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Martial: Epigrams, Books VI...

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Epigramas completos

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Sixty Poems of Martial In T...

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Izabrani epigrami

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