1690 Rare Latin vellum Book - MARTIAL's Epigrams - M. Val Martialis Epigrammata
Author : Marcus Valerius Martialis.
Title :M. Val. Martialis Epigrammata. Ex museo Petri Scriverii.
Language : Text in Latin.
Publisher : Bassani : Apud. Jo. Antonium Remondinum, no date (circa 1690's)
Size : 5.5 " X 3.5 "
Pages : 239 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare foxing and staining).
Estimate: (USD 100 - USD 175)
The book : Rare and nice 17th century edition of Martial's Epigrams.
The author : Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial) (March, between 38 and 41 AD – between 102 and 104 AD) was a Roman poet from Hispania (modern Spain) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561 epigrams, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets.
Martial has been called the greatest Latin epigrammatist, and is considered the creator of the modern epigram.
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