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Martial: the world of the epigramm

Martial: the world of the epigramm

Author: William Fitzgerald
Publisher: Chicago : Univ. of Chicago Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

In an age of sound bite, what sort of author could be relevant than a master of epigram? Martial, the influential epigrammatist of classical antiquity, was just such a virtuoso of form, but despite  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Martial.; Marcus Valerius Martialis; Martial.; Martial.; Marcus Valerius Martialis
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William Fitzgerald
ISBN: 9780226252537 0226252531
OCLC Number: 266968588
Language Note: Text engl. u. teilw. lat.
Description: 258 Seiten
Contents: Martial and the world of the epigram --
Epigram at Rome --
Strategies of the spectacle --
What is a book of epigrams? (Martial's book 1) --
Juxtaposition : the attraction of opposites --
The society of the book --
Banalization and redemption : Martial's Catullus and Ovid ; Burmeister's Martial.
Responsibility: William Fitzgerald.
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