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Works: 1,680 works in 4,256 publications in 9 languages and 28,596 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Concordances  History  Epigrams 
Roles: Author, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Lyricist, Editor
Classifications: PA6502, 878.0102
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Epigrams by Marcus Valerius Martialis( Book )

299 editions published between 1471 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was to celebrate the opening of the Roman Colosseum in A.D. 80 that Martial published his first book of poems, "On the Spectacles." Written with satiric wit and a talent for the memorable phrase, the poems in this collection record the broad spectacle of shows in the new arena. The great Latin epigrammist's twelve subsequent books capture the spirit of Roman life - both public and private - in vivid detail. Fortune hunters and busybodies, orators and lawyers, schoolmasters and street hawkers, jugglers and acrobats, doctors and plagiarists, beautiful slaves, and generous hosts are among the diverse characters who populate his verses. Martial is a keen and sharp-tongued observer of Roman Society. His pen brings into crisp relief a wide variety of scenes and events: the theater and public games, life in the countryside, a rich debauchee's banquet, lions in the amphitheater, the eruption of Vesuvius. The epigrams are sometimes obscene, in the tradition of the genre, sometimes warmly affectionate or amusing, and always pointed. Like his contemporary Statius, though, Martial shamelessly flatters his patron Domitian, one of Rome's worst-reputed emperors. D.R. Shackleton Bailey now gives us in three volumes, a reliable modern translation of Martial's often difficult Latin, eliminating many misunderstandings in previous versions. The text is mainly that of his highly praised Teubner edition of 1990
Selected epigrams by Martial( Book )

60 editions published between 1613 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammaton libri by Martial( Book )

75 editions published between 1754 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Val. Martialis Epigrammata in usum scholæ Westmonasteriensis by Martial( Book )

57 editions published between 1655 and 1986 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty poems of Martial, in translation by Martial( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Val. Martialis by Martial( Book )

169 editions published between 1521 and 1966 in 4 languages and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select epigrams by Martial( Book )

9 editions published between 1755 and 2003 in English and Latin and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite his enduring popularity, Martial has recently suffered from serious critical neglect. The present work is the first edition of selections from Martial to be published for decades, and the first ever to include a fully representative selection of the oeuvre of the poet, who has often been criticised, unfairly, the authors argue, for obscenity and flattery of the Emperor Domitian. The epigrams included in the selection are organised under various heads, e.g. Martial and poetry, sexual mores, satirical pieces. A very full introduction deals with such topics as the prejudices and predilections of his audience which conditioned Martial's choice of subject matter, Martial's language, the structure and style of the epigrams, the epigrammatic tradition and Martial's creative engagement with it. The detailed commentary is suitable for use with undergraduates and is distinguished by its focus on social history as well as literary interpretation
M. Valerii Martialis Liber spectaculorum by Martial( Book )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-scale edition of the surviving epigrams from the so-called Liber spectaculorum by Martial, a thematically unified collection celebrating highlights from games held under imperial sponsorship in Flavian Rome. The poems have been preserved in various combinations in six medieval florilegia, and are augmented by two from the Florilegium Gallicum that were first attributed to the collection in the sixteenth century." "Each epigram is accompanied by an apparatus criticus, an English translation, an introduction, and a detailed commentary discussing matters of linguistic, literary, and historical interest. To elucidate these allusive poems, a wide range of evidence is adduced from epigraphy and art as well as works of literature."--Jacket
Martial, the twelve books of epigrams by Martial( Book )

4 editions published between 1924 and 1926 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book XIII : the Xenia by Martial( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Latin and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epigrammes by Martial( Book )

44 editions published between 1930 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martial art by Brendan Kennelly( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Valerii Martialis Epigrammaton liber by Martial( Book )

46 editions published between 1601 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select epigrams of Martial Englished by Martial( Book )

13 editions published between 1689 and 1974 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epigramme : Lateinisch-Deutsch by Martial( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ohne Martial lässt sich die Gesellschaft der römischen Kaiserzeit nicht verstehen. Seine Epigramme bilden ein Sittengemälde des antiken Großstadtlebens in allen seinen Facetten. "Nach Mensch schmeckt jede Seite von mir"" (hominem pagina nostra sapit). Die zweisprachige Gesamtausgabe versucht erstmals in einer deutschen Prosaübersetzung die Gedankenbewegung der Epigramme nuanciert zu erfassen. Eine Einführung und ein Sachkommentar erschließen zusätzlich das Werk eines Dichters, auf den nicht nur unser Begriff des "Plagiats" zurückgeht, sondern der in seinen Epigrammen so etwas wie den Gesellsch
The epigrams of Martial by Marcus Valerius Martialis( Book )

48 editions published between 1615 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epigrams of M. Val. Martial, in twelve books: by Martial( Book )

3 editions published in 1782 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select epigrams of Martial by Martial( Book )

11 editions published in 1755 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tutti gli epigrammi di M. Val. Marziale by Martial( )

15 editions published in 1782 in Italian and English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M. Val. Martialis Epigrammata : in XII libros : digesta, ut uni, sic omnibus poetis facem praeferente Iacobo Elphinstonio by Martial( Book )

9 editions published in 1783 in Latin and English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
M. Valerius Martialis.

Marc Valeri Marcial


Marcial 40-102 n. Chr.

Marcial ca. 38/40-102/103

Marcial ca. 38-ca. 104

Marcial, M. Valeri

Marcial, M. Valeri ca. 38-ca. 104

Marcial, M. Valeri (Marc Valeri), ca. 38-ca. 104

Marcial, M. Valerio ca. 38-ca. 104

Marcial, Marc Valeri

Marcial, Marc Valeri 38/41-ca. 104

Marcial, Marc Valeri ca. 40-ca. 104

Marcial, Marco Valério

Marcial Marco Valerio 0040?-0104?

Marcial, Marco Valerio ca. 38/40-102/103

Marcial, Marco Valerio ca. 38-ca. 104

Marcial, Marco Valerio ca. 40-102

Marcial, Marco Valerio ca. 40-ca. 104

Marcial ок.40-ок.104

Marcialis, Marcus Valerius ca. 38/40-102/103

Marcialo, Marko Valerio ca. 40-102

Marciāls, Marks Valērijs


Marcijal, M. Valerije

Marcijal, Marko Valerije


Marcjalis ca. 40-102

Marcjalis, Marek Valeryusz.

Marcjalis, Marek Waleriusz

Marcjalis poeta łaciński

Marco Valerio Marcial

Marco Valerio Marcial poeta latino

Marco Valerio Marziale.

Marco Valerio Marziale Latin poet from Hispania

Marco Valerio Marziale poeta ed epigrammista romano

Marco Valero Marzal

Marcu Valerio Marcial

Marcu Valeriu Marziali

Marcus Valerius Martialis.

Marcus Valerius Martialis 0040?-0104?

Marcus Valerius Martialis dichter uit Oude Rome (40-104)

Marcus Valerius Martialis romersk skribent og poet


Marcyalis, M. Val.

Marcyalis, Marek Valeryusz.

Marcyalis, Marek W. ca. 38/40-102/103

Marek Valeryusz Marcjalis.

Marko Valerije Marcijal

Marko Valerio Martzial




Martial 40-102 n. Chr.

Martial, 40?-104?

Martial approximately 40-approximately 104

Martial ca. 38/40-102/103

Martial ca. 38/40-102/103 de Bibilis

Martial ca. 38/40-102/103 de Bilbilis

Martial ca. 38/40-102/103 Poète Satirique

Martial ca. 40-102

Martial ca 40-104

Martial ca. 40-ca. 104

Martial de Bilbilis 40-102 n. Chr.

Martial, M. V.

Martial, Marc Valere

Martial, Marcus V. ca. 38/40-102/103

Martial, Marcus Valerius

Martial poète latin du Ier sciècle

Martial poète satirique 40-102 n. Chr.

Martial römischer Dichter

Martial ок.40-ок.104


Martialis Bilbilitanus 40-102 n. Chr.

Martialis ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis ca. 38/40-102/103 Bilbilitanus

Martialis ca. 38/40-102/103 Epigrammaticus

Martialis ca. 38/40-102/103 ex Hispania

Martialis ca. 38/40-102/103 ex Hispania Tarraconensis

Martialis ca. 38/40-102/103 Poet

Martialis ca. 38/40-102/103 Tarraconensis

Martialis ca. 40-102

Martialis Epigrammaticus 40-102 n. Chr.

Martialis ex Hispania 40-102 n. Chr.

Martialis, M. V.

Martialis M. V. ок.40-ок.104

Martialis, M. Val.

Martialis, M. Val ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis, M. Val ca. 38-ca. 104

Martialis, M. Valerius.

Martialis, M. Valerius 40-101?

Martialis, M. Valerius ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis, M. Valerius ca. 40-102

Martialis, M. Valerius (Marcus Valerius)

Martialis, Marcus V. ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis, Marcus Valerius

Martialis Marcus Valerius 0040?-0104?

Martialis, Marcus Valerius 38/40-102/103

Martialis, Marcus Valerius 43?-ca 104

Martialis, Marcus Valerius ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis, Marcus Valerius ca. 38-ca. 104

Martialis, Marcus Valerius ca 40-104

Martialis, Markus Valerius ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis, P. V. ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis Poeta 40-102 n. Chr.

Martialis romersk författare och poet

Martialis Tarraconensis 40-102 n. Chr.

Martialis, Valerius ca. 38/40-102/103

Martialis, Valerius Marcus

Mart︠s︡ial, Valeriĭ


Marziale 0040?-0104?

Marziale 40-101?

Marziale 40-102 n. Chr.

Marziale ca. 38/40-102/103

Marziale ca. 40-102

Marziale, M. ca. 38/40-102/103

Marziale, M. Valerio 40-101?

Marziale , Marco Valerio

Marziale Marco Valerio 0040?-0104?

Marziale, Marco Valerio 40-102 n. Chr.

Marziale, Marco Valerio ca. 38/40-102/103

Marziale, Marco Valerio ca. 38-ca. 104

Marziale, Marco Valerio ca. 40-102

Marziale, Marco Valerio ca. 40-ca. 104

Valerije Marcijal, Marko

Valerio, M.

Valerio Marcial, Marco

Valerius ca. 38/40-102/103 Martialis

Valerius, Marcus.

Valerius Martialis 40-102 n. Chr.

Valerius Martialis M. ок.40-ок.104

Valerius Martialis, Marcus

Valerius Martialis, Marcus 40-102 n. Chr.

Valerius Martialis, Marcus ca. 38/40-102/103

Μαρτιάλης Ρωμαίος ποιητής

Марк Валерий Марциал

Марк Валерий Марциал римский поэт-эпиграмматист

Марк Валерій Марціал

Марк Валерій Марціал Римський поет


Марциал, М. В.

Марциал М. В. ок.40-ок.104

Марциал, Марк Валерий

Марциал ок.40-ок.104


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