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Author: Craig A. Williams
ISBN: 0195155319
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Pages 320 pages
Publisher Oxford University Press (January 8, 2004)
Language English
Category: Fiction
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The past ten years have seen a resurgence of interest in Martial's writings.

Craig A. Williams is Associate Professor of Classics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and author of Roman Homosexuality: Ideologies of Masculinity in Classical Antiquity.

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By Martial, Craig A. Williams. Martial's epigrams display a remarkable interest in what we would now call their own reception by readers. Epigrams: Book Two. By Martial, Craig A. 5–6: mea carmina, Sexte,, grammaticis placeant, ut sine grammaticis ), it is precisely because he so firmly anchors his epigrams in the Rome of his day that readers of the early twenty-first century need.

This edition provides an English translation of and detailed commentary on the second book of epigrams published by the Latin poet Marcus Valerius Martialis. The past ten years have seen a resurgence of interest in Martial's writings. But contemporary readers are in particular need of assistance when approaching these epigrams, and until now there has been no modern commentary dedicated to Book II. This new commentary carefully illuminates the allusions to people, places, things, and cultural practices of late first-century Rome that pervade Martial's poetry. It analyzes the epigrammatist's poems as literary creations, treating such topics as the structure of the individual poems and of the book as a whole, and the influence of earlier texts on Martial's language and themes.