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Epigrams by Marcus Valerius Martialis
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Apr 07, 2008

bookshelves: 23, classics, poetry, philosophy, pointless

Imagine 50 Cent as a particularly spoiled and vicious Neocon. Stick him in the patrician classes of imperial Rome, where he has no way to know any better. Imagine he pens volumes of (mercifully) short verse, which go through a Tom Green sort of vogue among scandalized upper-class Romans who also have no way to know any better. Imagine the overall quality of said verse ranks somewhere between the works of Peter Filkins and Prostetnic Vogon Jeltz.

Painfully American poetry, without the moral pretensions or PC varnish.
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