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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Epigrammata Marcus Valerius Martialis, Joseph de Jouvency History; Ancient; Rome; History / Ancient / Rome; Literary Criticism / Ancient & Classical
Martial's 12 books of Epigrams were written for the most part in elegiac couplets modeled on Ovid and Catullus. They show Martial's acute observation of Roman life in the last third of the first century and were written with wit and brevity, often postponing the point or sting until the end. They are frequently insulting and sexually explicit. Not much is known of Martial's life, except that he left his home in Bilbilis, Spain to live by his writing and his wits in Rome. He courted the favor of the rich and powerful, was a friend of Seneca, Lucan, Juvenal, and Quintilian, and Pliny the Younger lamented his death. The Epigrams have been read and imitated throughout the centuries; one of them was translated as the memorable "I do not love thee, Dr. Fell."