Marcus Valerius Martialis (38/41 AD – 10/104 AD
bust of Martial, the Roman Poet
Marcus Valerius Martialis lived between 38 and 104 A.D. A Spaniard by birth, his literary peak came during the Flavian dynasty. Martial’s 12 books of biting satire treat a wide range of social foibles and peccadilloes: arrogant upstarts, romantic failures, clumsy provincials, and virtually everything else one can find in Rome.
Epigrammata – Marcus Valerius Martialis ca. 1660
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