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Martial : a social guide

Author: Art L Spisak
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the past both the significance and purpose of Martial's poetry have often been misinterpreted or missed altogether because of the particular literary and social background and context that inform his poetry. For example, literary histories have given the impression that Martial wrote 'unobjectionably trivial' poems merely to cull favour from patrons' they also suggest that he had little to say that was serious.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Spisak, Art L.
Martial.
London : Duckworth, 2007
(OCoLC)608328081
Online version:
Spisak, Art L.
Martial.
London : Duckworth, 2007
(OCoLC)630330765
Named Person: Martial; Martial.; Marcus Valerius Martialis; Marcus Valerius Martialis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Art L Spisak
ISBN: 0715636200 9780715636206
OCLC Number: 141384914
Description: v, 151 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Invective --
Amicitia --
Poems of praise --
The good life.
Responsibility: Art L. Spisak.

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Argues that Martial with his poetry played a serious and vital role in his community as a social guide or conscience. The book's approach to Martial's poetry places him within the reactionary  Read more...

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