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Epigrams

Epigrams
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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,” but rather the timeless themes of urban life and society.


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Random House Publishing Group; October 2011
240 pages; ISBN 9780307803139
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0307803139
9780307803139
9780375760426