Martial

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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)

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* 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 translated by Ker in Italian. We regret that no suitable English alternatives are available in the public domain at present.

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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