Item #201015 Selected Epigrams. Susan McLean Martial, Marc Kleijwegt, Author, Introduction.

Selected Epigrams

University of Wisconsin Press, 2014. Paperback. New trade softcover in printed wraps. 8vo. (7.9 x 5 x 0.6 inches) Clean text free of marks or underlining. Includes notes, bibliography and an index. 189 pp.

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ISBN: 9780299301743

This lively translation accurately captures the wit and uncensored bawdiness of the epigrams of Martial, who satirized Roman society, both high and low, in the first century CE. His pithy little poems amuse, but also offer vivid insight into the world of patrons and clients, doctors and lawyers, prostitutes, slaves, and social climbers in ancient Rome. The selections cover nearly a third of Martial's 1,500 or so epigrams, augmented by an introduction by historian Marc Kleijwegt and informative notes on literary allusion and wordplay by translator Susan McLean.

Finalist, Literary Translation Award, PEN Center USA.

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