Modern Library, Paperback, 9780375760426, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 13, 2002
Shadi Bartsch is Chair of the Department of Classics at the University of Chicago, the editor in chief of "Classical Philology," and the author of "Decoding the Ancient Novel; Ideology in Cold Blood: A Reading of Lucan s Civil War;" and "Actors in the Audi-ence: Theatricality and Doublespeak from Nero to Hadrian.""
“Martial, . . . concentrating on the epigram as his one form of literary expression, brought it to a pitch of technical perfection never afterwards rivaled.” —Peter Howell