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The Resource Epigrams, Martial ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)

Epigrams, Martial ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)

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Epigrams
Title
Epigrams
Statement of responsibility
Martial ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
In his epigrams, Martial (c. 40-c. 103 CE) is a keen, sharp-tongued observer of Roman scenes and events, including the new Colosseum, country life, a debauchee's banquet, and the eruption of Vesuvius. His poems are sometimes obscene, in the tradition of the genre, sometimes affectionate or amusing, and always pointed.
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Martial
Language note
Text in Latin with English translation on facing pages
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1917-2005
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Shackleton Bailey, D. R.
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Loeb classical library online
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  • Martial
  • Epigrams, Latin
  • Occasional verse, Latin
  • Rome
Summary expansion
Written to celebrate the 80 CE opening of the Roman Colosseum, Martial's first book of poems, "On the Spectacles, " tells of the shows in the new arena. The great Latin epigrammist's twelve subsequent books capture the spirit of Roman life in vivid detail. Fortune hunters and busybodies, orators and lawyers, schoolmasters and acrobats, doctors and plagiarists, beautiful slaves and generous hosts populate his witty verses. We glimpse here the theater, public games, life in the countryside, banquets, lions in the amphitheater, the eruption of Vesuvius. Martial's epigrams are sometimes obscene, sometimes affectionate and amusing, and always pointed. Like his contemporary Statius, though, Martial shamelessly flatters his patron Domitian, one of Rome's worst-reputed emperors. Shackleton Bailey's translation of Martial's often difficult Latin eliminates many misunderstandings in previous versions. The text is mainly that of his highly praised Teubner edition of 1990 ("greatly superior to its predecessors, " R. G. M. Nisbet wrote in Classical Review). These volumes replace the earlier Loeb edition with translation by Walter C. A. Ker (1919)--
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general
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Epigrams, Martial ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)
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Includes index
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online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Spectacles -- v. II. Books 6-10 -- v. III. Books 11-14
Control code
hup0000194
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unknown
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1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674995291
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938658
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Epigrams, Martial ; edited and translated by D.R. Shackleton Bailey, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
v. I. Spectacles -- v. II. Books 6-10 -- v. III. Books 11-14
Control code
hup0000194
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780674995291
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)910938658
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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