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Martial's Epigrams: A Selection
 
 
Author
Garry Wills, trans.
Publisher Viking  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 7.7 x 5 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9780670020393
Pages/Publication Date 205/2007
Daedalus Item Code 12029
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One of classical literature's greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of his time, and set a pattern that satirists have admired and imitated across the ages. Born in Spain, Marcus Valerius Martialis (c. 40–102 AD) went to Rome as a young man to win fame and fortune. At the height of his career he published a book of scathing social commentary every year—1500 poems in all, from which Pulitzer Prize winner Garry Wills has selected and translated some 500 of the best.

"Funny, wicked, and fresh, these epigrams ... will give the reader plenty of smiles."—Philadelphia Inquirer

 
 
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