An attractive Venetian Martial
An attractive Venetian Martial
An attractive Venetian Martial
An attractive Venetian Martial
An attractive Venetian Martial
An attractive Venetian Martial
An attractive Venetian Martial
An attractive Venetian Martial
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An attractive Venetian Martial

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Martial. Marci Valerii Martiallis Epigrammata libri xiiii. Venice: Rusconibus, 1514. Royal octavo. 305mm. Vellum, joints cracked but holding. Woodcut title, others in text. Some staining and marginal worming.
Martial's mordant verses depict with unequalled realism the diverse characters of imperial Rome: "gluttons, drunkards, debauchers, hypocrites of various kinds, a few devoted wives, faithful friends, true poets, and honest critics, hot sausage vendors, [and] Gaul[s]" (Oxford Companion to Classical Literature). (#kfk491)

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