With parallel Latin text

Author: Martial

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191034568

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

View: 7934

'If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.' The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines. Social climbers and sex-offenders, rogue traders and two-faced preachers - all are subject to his forensic annihilations and often foul-mouthed verses. Packed with incident and detail, Martial's epigrams bring Rome vividly to life in all its variety; biting satire rubs alongside tender friendship, lust for life beside sorrow for loss. Gossipy, clever, and above all entertaining, they express amusement as much as indignation at the vices they expose. This selection brings Martial to a twenty-first century readership in a prose translation that pulls no punches and presents him in all his moods. It establishes his originality as a literary author, and the significance of his achievement as the poet who conquered epigram for Rome. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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The Satires

Author: Juvenal,Niall Rudd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198147562

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 4937

Juvenal, whose work dates from the early second century A.D., is commonly considered to be the greatest Roman satirical poet. Addressing Roman society, his sixteen satires are notable for their bitter, ironic humor; power of invective, grim epigrams; sympathy with the poor; and narrow pessimism. Juvenal greatly influenced later satirists, most notably, Samuel Johnson. This new translation of the Satires vividly conveys Juvenal's gift for evoking a wealth of imagery with a few, economical phrases. With an introduction and notes outlining background information and explaining contemporary allusions, this new translation is fully accessible to the modern reader.
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Horace's Satires and Epistles

Author: Horace,Jacob Fuchs

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393090932

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 105

View: 9582

Horace today is perhaps best remembered as the lyric poet of the Odes, as consequently as the inventor of the form named the Horatian Ode after him. But his achievement is more various than the Odes and Epodes suggest.
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Ancient Greek Lyrics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025300389X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 376

View: 6349

Ancient Greek Lyrics collects Willis Barnstone's elegant translations of Greek lyric poetry -- including the most complete Sappho in English, newly translated. This volume includes a representative sampling of all the significant poets, from Archilochos, in the 7th century BCE, through Pindar and the other great singers of the classical age, down to the Hellenistic, Roman, and Byzantine periods. William E. McCulloh's introduction illuminates the forms and development of the Greek lyric while Barnstone provides a brief biographical and literary sketch for each poet and adds a substantial introduction to Sappho -- revised for this edition -- complete with notes and sources. A glossary and updated bibliography are included.
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Poems from the Greek Anthology

Author: Kenneth Rexroth

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472086085

Category: History

Page: 114

View: 3992

Classic Greek poetry with a touch of the Beat
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Martial in English

Author: Martial,John Patrick Sullivan,Anthony James Boyle

Publisher: Penguin Group USA


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 436

View: 6546

Posted in Foreign Language Study

Martial: Select Epigrams

Author: Martial,Lindsay Watson,Patricia Watson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521555395

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 374

View: 9990

Representative selection of Martial's poems with full introduction and commentary suitable for use with students.
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Epigrams and the Forest

Author: Ben Jonson,Richard Dutton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415967495

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 121

View: 4190

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Erotic Poems

Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

View: 3731

`a world without love would be no world' Elegy II This bilingual edition of Goethe's erotic poems contains the Roman Elegies (1789), The Diary (1810), and a selection from the Venetian Epigrams of 1790. Editorial censorship has long obscured the true form and content of the Elegies, which were inspired by Goethe's sexual liberation in Italy and his love for the woman he took as his unofficial wife on his return to Germany.They are here presented as Goethe boldly conceivedthem together with the long-surpressed narrative poem known as The Diary. Superficially the story of a failed sexual adventure by a man of 60, at another level this is a profound study of the psychology of desire and the nature of fidelity, as well as being one of the most beautiful and good-humoured poems in the German language. Completing the edition is a selection from Goethe's more light-hearted and much censored cycle of erotica, the Venetian Epigrams. David Luke's translations do full justice to Goethe's aim of liberating German poetry and restoring sexual love to its central position in human life. Hans Vaget's fine introduction provides the background to these poems, as well as showing some of the profound and little-known connections between them. Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born in 1749, the son of a well-to-do citizen of Frankfurt. In the early 1770's he was the dominating figure of the German literary revival, his tragic novel Werther bringing him international fame.In 1755 he became a minister of state and director of the court theatre and in the 1790's he and his younger contemporary Schiller were the joint architects of Weimar Classicism, the central phase of German literary culture. Faust, written at various stages of his life and in a variety of styles, became a constantly enlarged repository of his personal wisdom and his creative energies never ceased to take new forms. In 1806 he married Christiane Vulpious, having lived with her for eighteen years. He died in 1832.
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The Satires

Author: Juvenal,,Niall Rudd,William Barr

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199540667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 2235

Juvenal, writing between AD 110 and 130, was one of the greatest satirists of Imperial Rome. His powerful and witty attacks on the vices, abuses, and follies of the big city have been admired and used by many English writers, including Ben Jonson, Dryden, and most notably, Dr Johnson, who described his writing as `a mixture of gaiety and statelines, of pointed sentences and declamatory grandeur'. Juvenal has been seen as a stern moralist and, more recently, as an extravagant wit, and is acclaimed for his vivid description of the scenes which aroused his anger. He coined the famous phrase designating people `eager and anxious for two things; bread and races' (panem et circenses'). Niall Rudd's translation reproduces the original style and metrical effect of Juvenal's hexameters. William Barr's Introduction and Notes provide literary and historical background to the sixteen satires. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Martial's Epigrams

A Selection

Author: Garry Wills

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440633287

Category: Poetry

Page: 224

View: 3428

One of literature's greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of Roman society and its emperors, and set a pattern that satirists have admired across the ages. For the first time, readers can enjoy an English translation of these rhymes that does not sacrifice the cleverly constructed effects of Martial's short and shapely thrusts. Martial's Epigrams "bespeaks a great scholar at play" (The New York Times Book Review), makes for addictive reading, and is a perfect, if naughty, gift.
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Inscriptions and Their Uses in Greek and Latin Literature

Author: Peter Liddel,Polly Low

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199665745

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 5101

From the archaic period onwards, ancient literary authors working within a range of genres discussed and quoted a variety of inscriptions. This volume offers a wide-ranging set of perspectives on the diversity of epigraphic material present in ancient literary texts, and the variety of responses, both ancient and modern, which they can provoke.
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The Poems of Catullus

A Bilingual Edition

Author: Gaius Valerius Catullus

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520050822

Category: Poetry

Page: 330

View: 5052

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Queer Shakespeare

Desire and Sexuality

Author: Goran Stanivukovic

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474295274

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 424

View: 3261

Queer Shakespeare: Desire and Sexuality draws together 13 essays, which offer a major reassessment of the criticism of desire, body and sexuality in Shakespeare's drama and poetry. Bringing together some of the most prominent critics working at the intersection of Shakespeare criticism and queer theory, this collection demonstrates the vibrancy of queer Shakespeare studies. Taken together, these essays explore embodiment, desire, sexuality and gender as key objects of analyses, producing concepts and ideas that draw critical energy from focused studies of time, language and nature. The Afterword extends these inquiries by linking the Anthropocene and queer ecology with Shakespeare criticism. Works from Shakespeare's entire canon feature in essays which explore topics like glass, love, antitheatrical homophobia, size, narrative, sound, female same-sex desire and Petrarchism, weather, usury and sodomy, male femininity and male-to-female crossdressing, contagion, and antisocial procreation.
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A Commentary on Propertius

Author: S. J. Heyworth,J. H. W. Morwood

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0199571481

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

View: 2089

An edition of the most wide-ranging and entertaining of the books of the Latin love poet Propertius. A lucid and informative introduction sets the scene, and the notes, as well as offering a detailed and stimulating commentary, give a substantial amount of linguistic help to ensure that the poems are approachable.
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John Donne

The Major Works

Author: John Donne,John Carey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840417

Category: Poetry

Page: 488

View: 9445

This authoritative edition was formerly published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Donne's poetry and prose - all the major poems, complemented by rarely published letters and extracts from Donne's sermons - to give the essence of his work and thinking. John Donne (1572-1631) is today celebrated as one of the greatest of the metaphysical poets, whose verse was daringly original and whoseuse of imagery and conceits marked a new, intellectual approach to poetry. His Satires, Elegies, and Songs and Sonnets, which contain his most famous love poems, were complemented by his religious writing, both verse and prose. He was one of the most renowned preachers of his day, and this volume does equal justice to the full range of his work. In addition to nearly all his English poetry this volume includes over 130 extracts from Donne's sermons, as well as the full text of his last sermon, 'Death's Duel'. A distinguishing feature of the selection is that the works are arranged in the chronological order of their composition.
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The Poems

Author: Catullus

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141937491

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

View: 2725

One of the most versatile of Roman poets, Catullus wrote verse of an almost unparalleled diversity and stylistic agility, from the brevity of the epigram to the sustained elegance of the elegy. This collection contains all of Catullus' extant work and includes his lyrics to the notorious Clodia Metelli - married, seductive and corrupt - charting the course from rapturous delight in a new affair to the torment of love gone sour; poems to his young friend Iuventius; and longer verse, such as the extraordinary tale of Attis, a Greek youth who castrates himself in a fit of religious ecstasy. Ranging from the tender, moving and passionate to the vicious and even obscene, these are poems of astonishingly modern force and content.
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Epigrams of Martial Englished by Divers Hands

Author: Martial,John Patrick Sullivan

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520042407

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 599

View: 7146

Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. His Epigrams can be affectionate or cruel, elegiac or playful; they target every element of Roman society, from slaves to schoolmasters to, above all, the aristocratic elite.
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With Parallel Latin Text

Author: Tibullus,,A. M. Juster,Robert Maltby

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199603316

Category: History

Page: 129

View: 9641

Tibullus was one of the great Roman elegists, alongside Ovid and Propertius. His poems of love, addressed to his mistresses Delia and Nemesis and the boy Marathus portray idealism, anguish, and betrayal, newly translated into stylish English by A. M. Juster, with parallel Latin text, introduction, and notes by Tibullus scholar Robert Maltby.
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