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Greek epigram in the Roman Empire

Martial"s forgotten rivals

by Gideon Nisbet

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Rome
    • Subjects:
    • Martial -- Knowledge -- Literature,
    • Epigrams, Greek -- History and criticism,
    • Verse satire, Greek -- History and criticism,
    • Rome -- In literature

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGideon Nisbet.
      SeriesOxford classical monographs
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPA3123 .N57 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxviii, 237 p. ;
      Number of Pages237
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3324138M
      ISBN 10019926337X
      LC Control Number2004297113
      OCLC/WorldCa52485719

        The authors set out what epigram means and why it matters, exploring its roots in inscriptions on stone and its literary flourishing in the Hellenistic world after Alexander. They trace its migration from Greece to Rome, where its most famous exponent was Martial, and consider the continuation of Greek epigram under the Roman empire in the so 5/5(1).   Provides a comprehensive overview of the history of the epigram The first single-volume book to examine the entire history of the genre Scholarly interest in Greek and Roman epigram has steadily increased over the past fifty years Looks at not only the origins of the epigram but at the later literary tradition A Companion to Ancient Epigram.

      Tracing the evolution and reception history of a collection of ancient Greek epigrams from the early nineteenth to twentieth century, the volume analyses the rhetoric which writers and translators brought to the text, highlighting the after effects of this cultural war on the interpretations of Ancient Greece in British print culture. CE 40–d. ), considered to be the creator of the modern epigram, was born and spent his early life in Spain, arriving at Rome in CE He published his twelve books of epigrams in Rome between CE 86 and , during the reigns of Domitian, Nerva, and Trajan. His book, Epigrammaton Liber.

      This introductory chapter clarifies terminology, outlines the book's scope and rationale, reflects briefly on the state of play in skoptic epigram scholarship, and identifies some key methodological concerns: literary and cultural contextualisation (including material culture), political readings, and academic reception history. It flags up the importance of developing a methodologically. Literature In The Greek And Roman Worlds Oliver Taplin This book consists of seventeen essays by a team of international scholars exploring aspects of the reception of literature from the earliest surviving Greek poetry to the demise of classical literature at the end of the Roman empire.


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After Martial, a Roman poet of the first century AD, epigram would always mean satirical epigram: a short, funny poem with a sting in its tail.

But Martial was an imitator. He copied and adapted the real innovators: the Greek poets who were already turning epigram into antiquity's sharpest--and shortest--form of satirical by: The mysterious ‘Loukillios’ is skoptic epigram's first major poet, heavily influencing subsequent epigrammatists including Nikarkhos and (probably) the famous satirist Lucian; culturally Greek but with a Roman-influenced name, he is Martial's main literary model.

After Martial, a Roman poet of the first century AD, epigram would always mean satirical epigram: a short, funny poem with a sting in its tail. But Martial was an imitator.

He copied and adapted the real innovators: the Greek poets who were already turning epigram into antiquity's sharpest--and shortest--form of satirical humor.

As part of the new wave of interest in Greek epigrams, Nisbet provides a study of skoptic epigrams, which are concentrated in Book 11 of the Palatine Anthology.

This subgenre of epigram, which poked fun at an individual or a character type, flourished from the late Julio-Claudian era through the second century A.D. and so provides a Greek parallel for Martial’s Author: Kathryn Gutzwiller.

“Epigram,” (Gr. epigramma) is one of the terms that the Greeks employed, from Herodotus onward, for short verse-inscriptions, poems typically composed in hexameters or elegiacs in order to be inscribed, and as a rule originally associated with a particular object, occasion, and context (such as dedicatory, funeral, honorific, or sympotic).

The Greek Anthology is the famous collection of some poems assembled by Byzantine scholars nearly a thousand years ago.

The poems, drawn from all over the Greek-speaking world, range from the seventh century B.C. through to the renaissance of greek culture in Byzantintium during the sixth century A.D/5. Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.

Literature in the Greek and Roman Worlds: A New Perspective. This book consists of seventeen essays by a team of international scholars exploring aspects of the reception of literature from the earliest surviving Greek poetry to the demise of classical literature at the end of the Roman empire.

I attended Corpus Christi College, Oxford, as an undergraduate and continued into doctoral research, on Greek satirical epigrams of the early centuries AD. A version of my DPhil thesis was subsequently published as Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals (Oxford University Press, ).

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Immanent Genre Theory in Greek and Roman Epigram (Pages: ) Margot Neger; Summary; PDF References; Request permissions LATIN AND GREEK EPIGRAM AT ROME. Martial's Twelve Books of Epigrams (Pages:. When we say 'epigram', we mean 'Martial' - whether we know it or not. After Martial, a Roman poet of the first century AD, epigram would always mean satirical epigram: a short, funny poem with a sting in its tail.

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in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire. Published in print December | ISBN: Puns and plays on words typify Ammianos' epigrams, some of which intervene satirically in the civic politics of 2nd-century Smyrna.

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This book looks at this influential and culturally revealing sub-genre. Although it looks back to Old and New Comedy, skoptic epigram was essentially new; the book.

Sexy, scintillating, and sometimes scandalous, Greek epigrams from the age of the Emperor Justinian commemorate the survival of the sensual in a world transformed by Christianity. This book will appeal to literary scholars and historians interested in Greek poetry, Late Antiquity, Byzantine studies, early Christianity, gender, and : Steven D.

Smith. After Sappho but before the great Latin poets, the most important short poems in the ancient world were Greek epigrams. Beginning with simple expressions engraved on stone, these poems eventually encompassed nearly every theme we now associate with lyric poetry in English.

Nisbet's book is devoted entirely to a specific subgenre, scoptic epigram, which had its floruit between the first and second centuries A.D. and which is conserved mainly in book 11 of the Greek Anthology. Since scoptic epigrams have been largely neglected by scholars, Nisbet's book "about short, funny poems" (xv) can only be welcomed.

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This literature should not be dismissed as unoriginal and mediocre. 26 Latin Epigram in the Early Empire Christer Henriksen 27 Greek Epigram in Rome in the First Century ce Regina Hoeschele 28 Epigrams in the Graffiti of Pompeii Kristina Milnor 29 Martial's Early Works: The Liber Spectaculorum, Xenia, and Apophoreta T.

J. Leary 30 Micro to Macro: Martial's Twelve Books of Epigrams Sven Lorenz.An epigram is a brief, interesting, memorable, and sometimes surprising or satirical statement. The word is derived from the Greek: ἐπίγραμμα epigramma 'inscription' from ἐπιγράφειν epigraphein 'to write on, to inscribe', and the literary device has been employed for over two millennia.

The presence of wit or sarcasm tends to distinguish non-poetic epigrams from .Greek epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's forgotten rivals. [Gideon Nisbet] -- "When Western culture says 'epigram', it usually means 'Martial' - whether it knows it or not.

For poets and their readers after Martial, epigram was inescapably satirical.