Martial: Liber Spectaculorum (Hardback)
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Martial: Liber Spectaculorum (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 26/10/2006
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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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198144816
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 845 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
this commentary is entirely worth the wait, and more. Extremely learned, impressively thorough, and crystal-clear in organisation and exposition * Joseph Farrell, The Classical Review *
Coleman's Martial: Liber Spectaculorum is a splendid contribution to the study of this rich, difficult book of epigrams. * Luke Roman, Journal of Roman Studies *
....it has already gained the status of a cornerstone in 21st century Martialian studies. * Bryn Mawr Classical Review *
Coleman has defined the standard for future commentators on classical texts.
Coleman's book will be the definitive guide through the morass * William Fitzgerald, Hermathena *
...formidably learned. * Emily Gowers, TLS *

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