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Contents Acknowledgments page 10 Introduction: Getting to know Martial 11 Summing up Martial 17 The whole world in our hands 22 Chapter 1. Copyright and contagion: the city as text 47 The body of Rome 49 Book 1: Touch ups 63 The good, the bad and the inbetween 70 Stolen pleasures 85 Chapter 2. Vigor Mortis: living and dying 114 Playing dead 117 Seeing stars: the Liber de Spectaculis 127 Living on, and on: Book 10 138 Amber tombs and the ocean of Rome: Book 4 170 Overgrown graves: 1.88 182 Chapter 3. Poetic economies: figuring out Martial's maths 205 Calculated moves 206 Losing count 220 The one and the many 234 All the twos: Book 2 252 Chapter 4. Mundus inversus: Martial's Saturnalia 301 Cold carnival: the Xenia 308 Nerva's new age: Book 11 339 Chapter 5. The space of epigram 387 Going places 308 Return and reversal: book 12 402 Past pastoral 422 Epilogue 440 Bibliography 447 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Epigrams, Latin -- History and criticism.
Rome -- In literature.