NY Elizabeth
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Sun, Jan 14, 2024 12:00PM EST
Lot 223


Estimate: $438 - $500

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Year/Century: 17th century
Language: Latin
Subject: Literature & Fiction
Binding: Vellum
Description: MARTIALIS, M. Archibus Valeri (Opera). Epigrammaton libri. Scriverius, P. Ed. J. Maire Leyden, 1618–1619 One volume with three parts: (8), 16, 8, 312; 283, (1); 24, 280 p., 3 (2 ident.) printer's marks in woodcut original vellum that overlapped 3 1/2 by 5 1/3 in size Many old pen and ink markings in the margins; first free endpaper missing. front cover discolored. Latin text Martial and epigrams Spanish-born Martial was a first-century Roman poet best renowned for his epigrams. This significant work of Roman literature describes the harsh realities of daily existence in Rome during the Roman Empire. Martial talks about the harsh treatment of slaves, dishonest senators and doctors, emperors' secrets, and the living circumstances in Rome. Martial is frequently referred to be the first insult comedian due to the manner in which he wrote, disguising his contempt for the life he was so familiar with through humor.


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