Table of contents for Martial's Rome : empire and the ideology of epigram / Victoria Rimell.

Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog.

Note: Contents data are machine generated based on pre-publication provided by the publisher. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding.

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:

Martial. Epigrammata.
Epigrams, Latin -- History and criticism.
Rome -- In literature.