Martial: Liber Spectaculorum

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OUP Oxford, Oct 26, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 322 pages
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This book is the first full-scale edition of the so-called Liber spectaculorum by Martial. A comprehensive introduction addresses the role of epigram in commemorating monuments and occasions, the connection between spectacle and imperial panegyric in Martial's oeuvre, characteristics of the collection, possible circumstances of composition and 'publication', transmission of the text, and related issues. Each epigram is followed by an apparatus criticus, an English translation, and a detailed commentary on linguistic, literary, and historical matters, adducing extensive evidence from epigraphy and art as well as literary sources. The book is accompanied by four concordances, five tables, two maps, 30 plates, and an appendix.
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
x
List of Tables
xii
Abbreviations
xiii
Editions Commentaries and Translations Cited
xvi
General Introduction
xix
Sigla
lxxxvii
Text Translation and Commentary
1
The Source of the Nile
267
Concordances
271
Bibliography
277
Index Verborum
305
Index Nominum et Rerum
308
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Kathleen M. Coleman is Professor of Latin at Harvard University.

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