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The Resource Epigrams, Martial ; translated with an introduction and notes by Gideon Nisbet

Epigrams, Martial ; translated with an introduction and notes by Gideon Nisbet

Label
Epigrams
Title
Epigrams
Statement of responsibility
Martial ; translated with an introduction and notes by Gideon Nisbet
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • lat
  • lat
  • eng
Summary
"The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines. Social climers and sex-offenders, rogue traders and two-faced preachers - all are subject to his forensic annihilations and often foul-mouthed verses. Packed with incident and detail, Martial's epigrams bring Rome vividly to life in all its variety; biting satire rubs alongside tender friendship, lust for life beside sorrow for loss. Gossipy, clever, and above all entertaining, they express amusement as much as indigtation at the vices they expose."
Member of
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Martial
Dewey number
878
Index
index present
Language note
Parallel Latin text and English translation
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Nisbet, Gideon
Series statement
Oxford world's classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Martial
  • Epigrams, Latin
  • Epigrams, Latin
  • Rome
Target audience
adult
Label
Epigrams, Martial ; translated with an introduction and notes by Gideon Nisbet
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxi-xxxiv) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: EPIGRAMS LIBER SPECTACULORUM/BOOK OF SHOWS -- Book 1 -- Book 2 -- Book 3 -- Book 4 -- Book 5 -- Book 6 -- Book 7 -- Book 8 -- Book 9 -- Book 10 -- Book 11 -- Book 12
Control code
000055085504
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780199645459
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014959008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893455378
Label
Epigrams, Martial ; translated with an introduction and notes by Gideon Nisbet
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxxi-xxxiv) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: EPIGRAMS LIBER SPECTACULORUM/BOOK OF SHOWS -- Book 1 -- Book 2 -- Book 3 -- Book 4 -- Book 5 -- Book 6 -- Book 7 -- Book 8 -- Book 9 -- Book 10 -- Book 11 -- Book 12
Control code
000055085504
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxxvi, 290 pages
Isbn
9780199645459
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2014959008
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)893455378

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