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Epigrams

Authors: Martial
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE023000, POE023040, POE005030
ISBN: 9780307803139, Related ISBNs: 0307803139, 0375760423, 9780307803139, 9780375760426
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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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