Martial's Epigrams: A Selection  -     By: Garry Wills
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Martial's Epigrams: A Selection

Viking / 2008 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 206
Vendor: Viking
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 7.38 X 4.81 (inches)
ISBN: 0670020397
ISBN-13: 9780670020393
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Bawdy and biting epigrams, freshly translated, ready for enjoyment.

One of 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 CE), known in English as Martial, 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--1,500 poems in all, of which Wills translates about a third.

This exquisite translation from acclaimed author Garry Wills does not sacrifice the cleverly constructed effects of Martial’s short and shapely thrusts. Martial’s Epigrams make addictive reading and a perfect--if naughty--gift.

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Garry Wills is one of the most respected writers on religion today. He is the author of Saint Augustine’s Childhood, Saint Augustine’s Memory, and Saint Augustine’s Sin, the first three volumes in this series, as well as the Penguin Lives biography Saint Augustine. His other books include "Negro President": Jefferson and the Slave Power, Why I Am a Catholic, Papal Sin, and Lincoln at Gettysburg, which won the Pulitzer Prize.

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