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Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite. With wit and wisdom, Martial evokes not “the grandeur that was Rome,” ...more
Hardcover, Loeb Classical #95 (old) (Latin adn English), 573 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Harvard University Press (first published 103)
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Recall that Don Juan's mother referred to them as "the nauseous epigrams of Martial," in Byron. She's probably thinking in particular of Book XI. (See my Goodreads writings for Martial epigrams published in Westport Soundings, p.50.) They are a delight: crude, base, insulting, very funny satire on different sexual crimes and misdemeanors. Martial wrote that his verse was "lasciva," but his life was upright, "proba"; Robert Herrick, a fine epigrammaticist, adapts, "Jocund his Muse was,/ But his l ...more
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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 ...more
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