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A Martial Reader: Selections from the Epigrams

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A Martial Reader: Selections from the Epigrams
Author: Craig Williams
Product Code: 7044
ISBN: 978-0-86516-704-9
Pages: 225
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

Martial's more than 1,500 epigrams, published in fifteen books over several decades, have long been valued for the richly varied glimpses they give into the urban landscape in which the comfortable upper classes of Roman society lived at the end of the first century ce. From public bathhouses, latrines, and brothels to private dinner parties with lavish foods and wines, from the amphitheater's violent entertainment and the use and abuse of slaves to coddled lapdogs and parrots who spontaneously exclaim "Hail Caesar!"—all are subjected to Martial's observant eye and witty, sometimes biting commentary. The poems in this volume range from gossip and crude jokes to lofty celebrations of brotherly love and reflections on what makes life livable, illustrating the kaleidoscopic array that is the hallmark of Martial's work.

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A Plautus Reader: Selections from Eleven Plays

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A Plautus Reader: Selections from Eleven Plays
Author: John Henderson
Product Code: 6943
ISBN: 978-0-86516-694-3
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 200
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

The comic playscripts by Plautus—the earliest Latin texts we have—made it through the ancient world to reach ours because the moves and verbal jousting found in them have always made people laugh. Plautine comedies span a wide range of idioms, extending from saucy adventures in the sex trade with Father as the fall-guy who foots all bills, to the trouncing of bigmouth trooper by Ms. Hot Stuff; from the fairytale wishes come true of faraway foundlings fished up on a surprise romantic shore, to the caricature gospel that re-stages the myth of the birth of the hero, in true panto style, gods and all.

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A Roman Army Reader: Twenty-One Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other Documents

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A Roman Army Reader: Twenty-One Selections from Literary, Epigraphic, and Other Documents
Author: Dexter Hoyos
Product Code: 715X
ISBN: 978-0-86516-715-5
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 264
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

This edition offers a compact portrait, in peace and in war, of the ancient Roman army, one of history’s most famous and successful military organizations. Twelve literary passages combine with nine epigraphic and other documents to show soldiers who don’t merely fight: Between battles, they march, drill, camp, construct public works, eat, drink, and—sometimes illegally—marry and have children. At times, and invariably with bloodstained results, troops also involved themselves in Roman politics. With selections from a variety of sources and a time span ranging from the First Punic War to the reign of M. Aurelius, this compact reader is like no other currently available.

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A Roman Verse Satire Reader: Selections from Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal

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A Roman Verse Satire Reader: Selections from Lucilius, Horace, Persius, and Juvenal
Author: Catherine Keane
Product Code: 6854
ISBN: 978-0-86516-685-1
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Pages: 168
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

The trademark exuberance of Lucilius, gentleness of Horace, abrasiveness of Persius, and vehemence of Juvenal are the diverse satiric styles on display in this Reader. Witnesses to the spectacular growth of Rome’s political and military power, the expansion and diversification of its society, and the evolution of a wide spectrum of its literary genres, satirists provide an unparalleled window into Roman culture: from trials of the urban poor to the smarmy practices of legacy hunters, from musings on satire and the satirist to gruesome scenes from a gladiatorial contest, from a definition of virtue to the scandalous sexual display of wayward women. Provocative and entertaining, challenging and yet accessible, Roman verse satire is a motley dish stuffed to its readers’ delights.

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A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the Second Century BCE through Second Century CE

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A Roman Women Reader: Selections from the Second Century BCE through Second Century CE
Authors: Sheila K. Dickison, Judith P. Hallett
Product Code: 6625
ISBN: 978-0-86516-662-2
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

This selection of Latin readings, drawn from texts in a variety of genres across four centuries, aims to provide a comprehensive and accurate picture of the images and realities of women in Roman antiquity. Depicted in the readings are both historical and fictional women, of varying ages and at different stages of life, from a range of social classes, and from different locales. We see them dramatized—sometimes in their own words—in the roles the women actually played, as wives and mothers, friends and lovers. This Reader differs from others in showing women in explicitly erotic roles, in drawing some of its passages from "archaic" Latin, and in encouraging a variety of critical approaches, all suitable for its intended college-level audience.

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