Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1990. Hardcover. G+ (Both vols. have light foxing along top edge of book block; a few fox marks or soilings may appear on djs and on bindings; one dj is double corner-clipped; pages are white and clean.). 2 vols. Red cloth, gilt letters on spines, gilt decorations on front covers; 1059 text pp. Text is in English and Latin. The full two-volume set of epigrams and short poems penned by Spanish-born Roman poet Marcus Valerius Martialis. "His genius lay in the short light poem which has some point or kick in it but depends also on well-placed words and neat phrases. In these poems we see entertaining facts of Roman life; people, places, occasions, and even small things come before us. Nothing escapes him." (dj).
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