LXXVIII. TO THE READER. Book 1. sufficed for both funerals." EDITION OF THIS BOOK. It was to celebrate the opening of the Roman Colosseum in 80 CE that Martial published his first book of poems, "On the Spectacles." Each of my pages is occupied by but three or four short pieces; make me as short as you please for yourself. You collect your straggling hairs on each side, Marinus, endeavouring to conceal the vast expanse of your shining bald pate by the locks which still grow on your temples. Software. HIS GROUNDS. Claranus, could scarcely understand? Such expressions should be reserved for the couch, and not even for every couch, but only that which is prepared by a mistress for a wanton lover. Is it that we seem alike in countenance? But if you are not a fraction the better for all my sufferings, all these tortures inflicted on a free man, show some indulgence, B. viii. But with how much more justice might you wonder that I produce even one, seeing how fluently my whole day is frittered away! Or do you imagine it better to catch hideous frogs on the shores of the Tiber, and to angle for poor stickle-backs, than to be able to throw back to its rocky bed the captured mullet because less than three pounds' weight? Wise simplicity, plain fare: and the couch, which commands the view of more than one water, beholding on one side the ships of the river, on the other those of the sea! Details. Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 ... Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 Book 7 Book 8 Book 9 Book 10. Arch Aper knows the game, and plays for life. ON LAURUS, A PLAYER AT BALL, IN  Farewell, my book. LXXVII. How often do I imagine I hear you, when thoroughly wearied, saying to the Founder of Rome: "Keep what is yours, and restore me what is mine.". If these lineaments of Socrates could be supposed to represent a Roman, it would be Julius Rufus among the Satyrs(? 1 Marcus was the name both of the giver and the receiver of the present. And to feast, at your principal meal, upon a stale crab or a dish of periwinkles, rather than upon oysters which may compare with those of Baiae, and which even the Martial, Epigrammata Wilhelm Heraeus, Jacobus Borovskij, Ed. That hour is for you the best when the god or wine reigns, when the rose holds its sway, and the hair is moistened with perfumes. Shall I frequently rise to applaud a poet who recites his verses? Plotia, the daughter of Pyrrha, the stepmother of Nestor, she whom Niobe, in her youth, saw grey-headed, she whom the aged Laertes called his grandmother, Priam his nurse, Thyestes his mother-in-law; Plotia, older than any crow, is at last laid lusting in this tomb along with bald Melanthion. This edition provides an English translation of and detailed commentary on the second book of epigrams published by the Latin poet Marcus Valerius Martialis. 3 The charioteer: see Ep. May December be dreary to him, and the dripping winter and close cell prolong the cheerless cold. Sometimes the consul detains me, or the praetor, or the dancers as they return; frequently, listening to a poet's recitation occupies the entire day. So, with undisturbed possession, so, with your family ever in health, may this stone be the only one of a mournful description on your THE POOR OTACILIUS. An illustration of a 3.5" floppy disk. When will you, Knights, and you Moors clad in rich Egyptian tunics, go forth to meet him? Let the swelling merchant of the portico of Agrippa bring cloaks from the city of Cadmus. Book 10. his people and to his city. I pray, to your fatigued client, and excuse him from such pointless toils, which are of no advantage to you, Gallus, and are painful to me. You say, Crispus, that you yield to no one of my friends in affection for me; but what, I pray, do you do to prove the truth of this assertion? Shall I salute as lord and king every one who honours me with a look? every one sends you his own peculiar gift, what do you think, Restitutus, that a poet ought to send you? But he who, in his prime, was the best of players, is now, after having ceased to play, the best of balls.1. The priesthood of the Pharian heifer 1 announce to her the eighth hour,2 and the guard armed with javelins now return to their quarters.3 Now the warm baths have acquired a proper temperature; at the preceding hour they exhaled an intolerable excess of steam; at the sixth the heat of the baths of Nero is unsupportable. Were A year passed by: "I am yours," she said, "for ten thousand sesterces." Stella, Nepos, Canius, Cerealis, Flaccus, are you coming? HIS OLD AGE. Video. Has a maiden triumphed over the slanderer of her fair fame, let her, with her own hands, bring pure sardonyxes. In summer, if boys preserve their health, they do enough. Of what bright days at Ravenna does Rome deprive you, Faustinus! UNPUBLISHED POEMS TO HIS WIFE. But every page of mine that shall be circulated there, written with a pen made from the reeds of the fish-abounding Tagus, will record the name of Macer. MACER, SETTING OUT FOR HIS  TO THEOPOMPUS, A HANDSOME YOUTH,  Aper is skilful at play. FREE Shipping. A QUACK. If my little books contain anything gentle and graceful, if my page teems with pleasing terms of eulogy, you think them insipid; and when I offer you the choicest bits of a Laurentian boar, you prefer to gnaw the bones. the plains of Apulia, or Hybla, or the spice-bearing Nile, or the tender vines which, from the brow of the Setian hill, look down on the Pomptine marshes. 45. These will serve as whets for the appetite. One of only two substantial modern translations since 1972, and the first by a classicist. Yon say falsely, Lesbia, you were born in the reign of Numa. Martial Epigrams 7 10 Hi there. [3]Martial, Epigrams: Spectacles, Books 1-5, page 335. Other editions containing works of Martial [Marcus Valerius Martialis] Oxford World's Classics: Martial: Epigrams. Cotta, you would like to be seen as a pretty fellow 17 and as a big man, both. Paula wishes to be married to me; I am unwilling to marry Paula, because she is an old woman; but I should have no objection, if she were still older. Ed. ), not more than three or four times scoured." With Sulpicia as fellow-student, or as an instructress, Sappho might have been more learned, and more chaste; and had cruel Phaon seen both at the same time, he would rather have fallen in love with Sulpicia. KALENDS, OR FIRST DAY, OF MARCH. OF MARCUS ANTONIUS PRIMUS. O most honoured father of years, and of this glorious universe, to whom first of all the gods the public vows and prayers are addressed, you were formerly wont to dwell in a small temple, open to all, and through which the busy crowd of Rome wore their constant way. OF AN UGLY WIFE. de Spectaculis: Liber I: Liber II: Liber III: Liber IV: Liber V: Liber VI Munatius Gallus, more simple in manners than the Sabines of old, more virtuous than the Athenian sage (Socrates), so may the chaste Venus bless your union, and give you to inherit the noble mansion of your father-in-law, as you exculpate me from having written any verses, tinged with foul malice, which malevolence may have attributed to me; and as you insist that no poet, who is read, composes such verses. I declined to give it, and then she asked me to gave her a hundred sesterces; but even this sum seemed greatly too much. You are astonished, Avitus, that I, who have grown old in the capital of Latium, should so often speak of countries afar off; that I should thirst for the gold-bearing Tagus, and my native Salo; and that I should long to return to the rude fields around my well-furnished cottage. Coming from you it is grateful to me; but even had I not loved your gift, Marcus, I must naturally love my own name.1 But more valuable than the gift, and more pleasing than even the name, is the kind attention and favour of so learned a man. If I seem to be a book of undue size, with my end too much delayed, read only a small portion of me; I shall then be to you but a little book. II. There is nothing more contemptible than a bald man who pretends to have hair. If I seem to be a book of undue size, with my end too much delayed, read only a small portion of me; I shall then be to you but a little book. When did half a pound of silver find its way to me? But there are no theatres of Marcellus or of Pompey, no triple baths, no four forums; nor the lofty temple or Capitoline Jove; nor other glittering temples that almost reach the heaven to which they are consecrated. If you are the author of this thesis and would like to make your work openly available, please contact us: thesis@repository.cam.ac.uk. O Rhine, father of the nymphs and streams that drink the northern snows, so may your waters ever flow unconcealed, and no barbarous wheel of insolent rustic traverse or his foot trample your ice-hound surface; so may you pursue your way; receiving your golden tributaries, and owning the sway of Rome on either bank, as you shall send back Trajan to O retired ease in the XXI. ... 10. Go then and pay your court to patrons, while a spot exists which offers you everything that a protector refuses you. At Formiae the surface of the ocean is but gently crisped by the breeze; and though tranquil, is ever in motion, and bears along the painted skiff under the influence of a gale as gentle as that wafted by a maiden's fan when she is distressed by heat. The envious Lachesis, when she cut me off in my twenty-seventh year, accounted me, in judging by the number of my victories, to be an old man. A miserable sportula of a hundred farthings would then have brought us together; that is, she proposed to accept it; but I told her I had bestowed it on my slave. Imagine him present, and grant to both whatsoever either shall pray for.". Let us all join in Why do you attempt to associate foxes with lions, and make owls pass for eagles? Why do you envy me? If it were possible for Gabba, who owed so much to the patronage of Augustus, to return to earth from the Elysian plains, he who should hear Capitolinus and Gabba engage in a combat of wit, would say, "Dull Gabba, be silent". HE SENDS HIS BOOK TO PLINY THE YOUNGER. In these short, witty, often scathing and sometimes deliciously raunchy poems, Martial lampooned "civilization" and the boorish/scandalous activities of his contemporaries. Sometimes I am required to seal some document at the temple of the lustrous Diana on Mount Aventine; sometimes the first, sometimes the fifth hour, claims me for its occupations. Sixty years of married life were gently closed in one and the same night; a single pyre Let all maidens, who would please only one husband, read Sulpicia. 3 The Gemini, May. LXXXIV. Wish only what you are, to be; Main Martial's Epigrams Book Two. Sometimes I receive friends in the evening, to return my morning calls; others I have to congratulate on preferments, though no one has to congratulate me. And yet, Diodorus, no one regard's you as a man of birth. Commentary on selected epigrams from Martial Book 10. This seemed to me more than she had asked before. If that Mucius, whom we lately beheld in the arena in the morning, and who thrust his hand into the blaring fire, appears to you to be a man of patience, fortitude, and endurance, you have no more sense than the people of FRONTINUS, EXCUSING HIMSELF FOR  O groves! Only 6 left in stock - order soon. But when does Rome permit him to partake of these enjoyments? TO Some features of this site may not work without it. find here Centaurs, or Gorgons, or Harpies; my pages savour of man. 3 What cohort is meant here, has been a subject of doubt. Here the hearth is warmed by a half-starved fire; there it burns with unstinted brilliancy. How many days at Formiae does the year allot to him, closely chained as he is to the pursuits of the city? Drink Vatican wine, it you like something sour; my spread is not for your stomach.      A thankful field, hearth always hot: Shall I follow somebody's litter, or chair? O you suns! Once upon a time Galla's demand was twenty thousand sesterces; and I admit she was not much too dear at the price. A certain anonymous poet is circulating the jargon of slaves, foul satires, and filthy turpitudes, such as are uttered only by low vagabonds; vulgarisms such as even a dealer in broken Vatinian glass would not purchase at the price of a sulphur match; and these he attempts to pass off as mine. My commentary provides an exploration of programmatic and structural issues which contribute to the book's thematic continuity and unity. When Torquatus was consul, Otacilius was chief magistrate of the village, and, proud of such a dignity, did not imagine himself a less personage than Torquatus. Your mistresses now begin to cost you nothing; you enjoy them at my expense. Martial, a Roman poet, refers to Scorpus twice in Book X of his Epigrams, composed between 95 and 98 AD: Oh! But may you at length be restored to your Sabine estate, long to remain there, and remember yourself among your friends! Do you ask what are my commissions for you? I Yon are going, Macer, to the shores of Salona. Martial, the twelve books of Epigrams, translated by J.A. This thesis is not available on this repository until the author agrees to make it public. And when the thread of his last hour is spun, and the day of death, which has seemed too slow, has arrived, may he hear around him the howling of dogs for his body, and have to drive off the birds of prey by shaking his rags. Such was Marcus Antonius Primus in the prime of life; in this portrait the old man sees himself in his youth. Indeed 5.34, 5.37 and 10.61 (that is, Epigrams 34 and 37 in Book 5 and 61 in Book 10) are devoted to Erotion, a little slave girl whom he loved tenderly, and who died 6 days before her 6th birthday. Do you believe, 1 Words taken from some piece of Lucan's, none of whose smaller poems are extant. Estate inherited, not got: But do you, venerable father, in gratitude for such a boon, secure your iron gates with a perpetual bolt.1. While I am speaking, see, your fisherman returns with empty creel, and your huntsman comes home proud of having caught a badger; your every feast comes from the city market to the coast. 1 Isis. O Kalends of March, anniversary of my birth, day more charming to me than any other Here reposes Erotion in the shade of the tomb that too early dosed around her, snatched away by relentless Fate in her sixth winter. L. ON THE DEATH OF THE CHARIOTEER SCORPUS. By the sacred Muses and by all the gods I swear that I love you, though I fail to exercise the officiousness of a mere client. Od. Thence a chariot will take you, and, carried swiftly along, you will see the lofty Bilbilis, and your dear Salo, after the fifth change of carriages. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Epigrams: With parallel Latin text.      Equal friends agreeing ever: Start studying Martial, Epigrams 10.20. Ed. When did you give me a bushel of beans or grain, though you have lands ploughed by Egyptian husbandmen? So light is the down upon your cheeks, and so soft, that a breath, or the heat of the sun, or a light breeze, would disperse it. To these will be added a chicken; and a ham which has already appeared at table three times. Could she descend lower than this? You pretend forsooth a wish to know how to speak as a chaste matron, but your lascivious movements would betray you. Your purple has supplanted our plain togas. Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 ... Book 1 Book 2 Book 3 Book 4 Book 5 Book 6 Book 7 Book 8 Book 9 Book 10. Why do you swear, Lesbia, that you were born in the consulship of Brutus? May he call those blessed, and pronounce them happy, who are borne past him upon the funeral bier. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/8106. Martial (AD c.39-c.103) Spanish Roman poet, satirist, epigrammatist [Marcus Valerius Martialis] Epigrams [Epigrammata], Book 10, # 83 However that I may not, while your guest, incur your suspicions, let me be served by the son of some rank swineherd, or coarse fellow from a mean village, with bristling hair, rough, rude, and ill-grown. Go, my Thalia, and present to the eloquent Pliny my little book, which though not learned enough or very grave, is not entirely devoid of elegance. 480) by Martial Hardcover $28.00. Martial Epigrams 1 10 Hi there. You who are going to visit the people of Aemilia, and of Vercellae dear to Apollo, and the fields of the Po, renowned for the death of Phaeton, may I perish, Domitius, if I do not cheerfully allow you to depart, although without your society no day is tolerable to me. You speak of nothing but Theseus and Pirithous, and you imagine yourself equal to He is eager and insistent, begs her, gives her presents. Fellow townsmen, born upon the steep slope of Augustan Bilbilis, which Salo encompasses with its rapid waters, does the poetical glory of your bard afford you any pleasure? simple tunic! When I asked for a loan of five thousand If That, the moment you arrive, you offer my respects to a few but old friends, whom I have not seen for four and thirty years, and that you then request my friend Flaccus to procure me a retreat, pleasant and commodious, at a moderate price; a retreat in which your author may enjoy his ease. Martial thought so, too." that you, Scorpus, should be cut off in the flower of your youth, and be called so prematurely to harness the dusky steeds of Pluto . In his epigrams, Martial (c. 40-c. 103 CE) is a keen, sharp-tongued observer of Roman scenes and events, including the new Colosseum, country life, a debauchee's banquet, and the eruption of Vesuvius. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. TO THE READER, ON PUBLISHING A SECOND  An illustration of an open book. Gideon Nisbet (2015) Oxford Classical Texts: M. Val. How many persons do the same as Eros, but with dry eyes! MARTIAL'S PREPARATION FOR A BANQUET. With a sly shaft he shot his dowried wife. You are eager to take charge of all the praetors' bags, and ready to carry their tablets.      Death neither wish, nor fear to see. Description. Priscus, that the parrot can speak with the note of the quail, and that Canus 1 would wish to be a bagpiper? You see with whom he has to share his couch. What do the empty tales of such frivolous writings profit you? A good man lengthens his term of existence; to be able to enjoy our past life is to live twice. Let all husbands, who would please only one wife, read Sulpicia. Martial epigrams Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. You remain standing all the time, with both hands stretched out towards the author. revised. After the tenth hour, I go fatigued to the bath, and to get my hundred farthings.1 What time have I, Potitus, for writing a book? Yet Rabirius mourns them as though they had been snatched from him in the flower of their youth; nothing can be more unjustifiable than such      Not drunken nights, yet loosed from care: "Oxford World's Classics: Martial: Epigrams" published on by Oxford University Press. Why should I labour to attain a disgraceful notoriety, when I can remain silent without loss? This Juno, Polycletus, your happy workmanship and masterpiece, which would do honour to the hand of Phidias, displays such beauty, that, had she thus appeared on Mount Ida, the Judge would have felt no hesitation in preferring her to the other goddesses. Whatever the dishonest wine vaults of Marseilles contain, whatever cask has assumed age by the help of the flame, comes to us, Munna, from you: to your unfortunate friends you send, across seas and by circuitous paths, cruel poisons; nor do you supply them on moderate terms, but at a price for which wine from Falernum, or Setis, so esteemed for their cellars, would be sufficient. favourable, reader, to both; for you are my true support; since, when Rome gave you to me, she said, "I have nothing greater to give you. LXXIX. You will read here some pieces which you have had before, but they are now repolished by the file; the new part will be the larger; but be LXXXVII. It was not permitted us to moisten your parching lips with our tears, nor to place rich incense on your sad pyre. You are worthy and able to protect the whole body of citizens, and if occasion serves you will prove the truth of my words.1. When will that day come, on which the fields, and the trees, and every window shall shine resplendent, adorned by the ladies of Rome? J.J. Zoltowski, Epigrammaton Liber VII, page 138. TO A READER DIFFICULT TO BE PLEASED. With you I should delight even in a tent of the Libyan desert, or a hut of the savage Scythian. 1 Taurus, April. Six months afterwards, when she came down to two thousand, I offered one thousand, which she refused. TO HIS BOOK, PRESENTED TO FLACCUS ON  [2]Morgan 2007, page 394. XLVIII.      (Sweetest Martial), they are these: An illustration of an audio speaker. solemn and pious orisons to celebrate your anniversary. I have lived long enough to be twice a spectator of the Secular Games; and my life lost nothing of happiness before my funeral pyre. It is among the longest of Martial’s books: only Books 1 and 11 contain more poems, and only the revised version of Book 10 contains more lines. sad misfortune! Torquatus has built splendid warm baths of variegated marble; Otacilius erects a basin. ... 10. This file and all material on this page is in the public domain - copy freely. IN EGYPT. Martial, the father of the epigram, was one of the brilliant provincial poets who made their literary mark on first-century Rome. Who would have leaden wine in a golden cup? Additionally, these two poems represent half of the imperial poetry evident in Book 10 (cf. ON A STATUE OF JUNO BY POLYCLETUS. The dish which you were wont to present to me, Sextilianus, at the Saturnalia, you have bestowed on your mistress: and with the price of my toga, which you used to give me on the first of March, you have bought her a green dinner robe. That is all; now the master of the vessel is bawling loudly, and chiding your delay, and a fair wind favours the way out of the harbour. Do you wonder, Caedicianus, why Afer does not retire to rest? Satirists). Ladon, a boatman on the Tiber, bought himself when grown old, a bit of land on the banks of his beloved stream. that you, Scorpus, should be cut off in the flower of your youth, and be called so prematurely to harness the dusky steeds of Pluto. The things that make a life to please Martial, Epigrams. Ed. My primary purpose is to present a literary analysis of the complete book, taking into account the literary tradition, and explaining the poems from a historical, social and political perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. You have lisping lips and a feeble tongue; my infant daughter speaks with more force than you. But take care lest, in a moment of indiscretion, you knock at the learned Pliny's door at an inauspicious time. A new selection translated by Gideon Nisbet. Your own great bard, the glory of our Helicon, while he was sounding fierce wars with his Pierian trumpet, was yet not ashamed to say in sportive verse, "If I am not to play the part of Ganymede, what, Cotta, am I doing here?"1. TO APOLLINARIS ON THE CHARMS OF FORMIAE. 2 March. XCIII. eyes. Aeacus, sometimes burdened with the mountain-stone of unresting Sisyphus, sometimes thirsting amid the waters of the babbling old Tantalus, may he exhaust all the fabled torments of the poets; and when the Furies shall have compelled him to confess the truth, may he exclaim, betrayed by his conscience, "I wrote those verses.". Wills's introduction is short and informative. Why, I ask, Sextus, is it your delight to produce compositions which even Modestus himself, or CIV. mine, I am content that they please the Grammarians, provided they please others without the aid of Grammarians. PROVINCE OF DALMATIA. This, Polla, is making a wife of your husband. When was even a scanty toga sent me in the cold winter season? He pines not after the bland Circe, or Trojan Caieta, or Marica, or Liris, or the fountain of Salmacis, which feeds the Lucrine lake. You expect me, Gallus, to be always at your service, and trudge up and down the Aventine mount three or four times a day. Your books require, not a reader, but an Apollo. But what I greatly desire is this; that, if for only one summer, you would relieve your neck of the yoke imposed upon it by a residence in town. With parallel Latin text. THE AUTHOR IS SETTING OUT FOR BILBILIS. You set a watch upon your husband, Polla: you refuse to have any set upon yourself! After such a Nestor's existence, I will not ask for a single day more. On your birth-day, Diodorus, the senate and a great many knights sit as guests at your table; and your sportula is a largess of no less than thirty sesterces to each person. This text was transcribed by Roger Pearse, Ipswich, UK, with what superior grace! Jenkins' commentary on Book 10, a thesis from Cambridge in 1982, is the other detailed commentary on Book 10, but examines only 23 of the 104 epigrams from the book, selected according to significance or as being representative of broad categories and themes. O Rome, I am Scorpus, the glory of your noisy circus, the object of your applause, your short-lived favourite. Why, simpleton, do you mix your verses with mine? You put fine dishes on your table, Olus, but you always put them on covered. Martial, Epigrams. This item: Martial: Epigrams, Volume III, Books 11-14. These gratifications provided for your masters, are enjoyed by you. I do not wish to kiss you. 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