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Published by Bell & Daldy in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Martial -- Translations into English.,
  • Epigrams, Latin -- Translations into English.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Preface signed; Henry G. Bohn.

StatementTr. into English prose. Each accompanied by one or more verse translations from the works of English poets, and various other sources.
GenreTranslations into English.
SeriesBohn"s classical library
ContributionsBohn, Henry George, 1796-1884, ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPA6502 .B7 1865
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 660 p.
Number of Pages660
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6594951M
LC Control Number17004956
OCLC/WorldCa6810688

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Martial's epigrams are sometimes obscene, sometimes affectionate and amusing, and always pointed. Like his contemporary Statius, though, Martial shamelessly flatters his patron Domitian, one of Rome's worst-reputed emperors. Shackleton Bailey's translation of Martial's often difficult Latin eliminates many misunderstandings in previous versions. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike United States License. An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system. Aug 16,  · Epigrams (Modern Library Classics) nd ed. Edition, Kindle Edition by Martial's epigrams poke fun at many of the leading figures of his day, and were originally composed to recite aloud at his presentations. Much of what he wrote is either risque or outright obscene; Martial enjoyed exposing the adulterers and homosexuals of his day/5(8). Be it, then, as you desire. Whatever readers light upon this book, will owe it to you that they come to the first page without being tired. I. TO HIS BOOK. You could, I admit, have contained three hundred epigrams ; but who, my book, would have contained himself at you, and read you through? Yet learn, what are the advantages of a short book.

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,”4/5. 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 5/5(1). An epigram is a brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising or satirical statement. The word is derived from the Greek: ἐπίγραμμα epigramma 'inscription' from ἐπιγράφειν epigraphein 'to write on, to inscribe', and the literary device has been employed for over two millennia.. The presence of wit or sarcasm tends to distinguish non-poetic epigrams from aphorisms. The epigrams are sometimes obscene, in the tradition of the genre, sometimes warmly affectionate or amusing, and always pointed. Like his contemporary Statius, though, Martial shamelessly flatters his patron Domitian, one of Rome's worst-reputed emperors.

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