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978-0-375-76042-6 / 0375760423

Epigrams (Modern Library Classics)

by Martial

Publisher:Modern Library

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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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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