Through primary readings in Martial, as well as select secondary sources, we will explore the literary, social and political scene of Flavian Rome as well as the genre of Epigram.
To improve ones grasp of morphology and syntax.
To build vocabulary.
To hone translation skills.
To create a Martial web site.
Fitzgerald, W., Martial: The World Of The Epigram (Chicago UP; 2007)
Watson, L. & P. , Martial Select Epigrams (Cambridge UP; 2003)
Lewis, An Elementary Latin Dictionary (Oxford UP; 1981)
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