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Martial's Rome: Empire and the Ideology of Epigram (Victoria E Rimell) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521828222
Martial's Rome: Empire and the Ideology of Epigram (Victoria E Rimell) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2009) 9780521828222
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Title: Martial's Rome: Empire and the Ideology of Epigram

Author: Rimell, Victoria E

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2009

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521828222

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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This provocative book is a major contribution to our understanding of Martial's poetics, his vision of the relationship between art and reality, and his role in formulating modern perceptions of Rome. The study shows how on every scale from the microscopic to the cosmic, Martial displays epigram's ambition to enact the sociality of urban life, but also to make Rome rise out of epigram's architecture and gestures. Martial's distinctive aesthetic, grounded in paradox and inconsistency, ensures that the humblest, most throwaway poetic form is best poised to capture first century empire in all its dazzling complexity. As well as investigating many of Martial's central themes--monumentality, economics, death, carnival, exile--this books also questions what kind of a mascot Martial is for classics today in our own advanced, multicultural world, and will be an invaluable guide for scholars and students of classical literature and Roman history.ContentsIntroduction: getting to know Martial1. Copyright and contagion: the city as text2. Vigor Mortis: living and dying3. Poetic economies: figuring out Martial's maths4. Mundus inversus: Martial's Saturnalia5. The space of epigramEpilogue
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