Letter to Juvenal

Letter to Juvenal 101 Epigrams from Martial - Poetica

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Martial's name is a byword for caustic and often obscene wit. The fiercest Roman satirist after Juvenal, he was also a poet with a more reflective nature, whose acute observations of life are tinged with a keen awareness of death. Peter Whigham's selection from his enormous output represents both the serious and lighter aspects of a many-sided professional poet. His translations also convey, in their frequent homage to earlier translators and English followers of Martial, a sense of his enduring influence on the English poetic tradition.
J.P. Sullivan's critical introduction sets Martial's life and poetry in the social and political context of his times, and accounts for his continuing popularity through the ages.

Book information

ISBN: 9780856461415
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Pub date:
DEWEY: 878.0102
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Number of pages: 120
Weight: 296g
Height: 220mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 10mm