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Publisher Description

Considered to be the creator of the modern epigram, the Roman poet Martial produced twelve books of Epigrams, featuring short, witty poems that vividly illustrate daily life in Imperial Rome, whilst hilariously satirising the poet’s friends and enemies. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete extant works of Martial, with contextual illustrations, a special dual English and Latin section, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Martial's life and works

* Features the complete works of Martial, in both English translation and the original Latin

* Concise introductions to the poetry

* Includes Walter C. A. Ker’s translation, previously appearing in the Loeb Classical Library edition, first time in digital print

* Excellent formatting of the texts

* Easily locate the epigrams you want to read with detailed contents tables

* Includes Martial's rare apocryphal works, first time in digital print

* Provides a special dual English and Latin text, allowing readers to compare the texts epigram by epigram – ideal for students

* Features a bonus biography – discover Martial's ancient world

* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


Please note: some of Ker’s translations of the more ‘obscene’ epigrams are in Italian. We regret that no suitable English alternatives are available in the public domain at present.


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CONTENTS:


The Translations

ON THE SPECTACLES

EPIGRAMS


The Latin Text

LIST OF LATIN TEXT


The Dual Texts

DUAL LATIN AND ENGLISH TEXTS


The Biography

INTRODUCTION TO MARTIAL by Walter C. A. Ker


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GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2014
July 17
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
3,562
Pages
PUBLISHER
Delphi Classics
SELLER
DELPHI CLASSICS
SIZE
8
MB

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