Preface and acknowledgements Bibliography Introduction i. The title of book 13 ii. The Roman Saturnalia iii. The order of epigrams in the Xenia iv. The date of the Xenia v. Martial's poetic purpose vi. Meter vii. The text Latin Text Commentary Index
Combines literary and textual comment on this formerly neglected book of epigrams, with close attention to the social and cultural context.
T.J. Leary is Head of Classics at Hampton School and the author of Acts of the Apostles: Passages for Translation, also published by Bloomsbury.
Leary has set himself a heroic task, and... has rendered a very
signal service to us all... this book is a fund of learning. --
Journal of Roman Archaeology
Through all the multifarious foods, wines and objects (or indeed slaves), [Leary] offers a comprehensive guide ... The commentaries and the rich introductions are really helpful for all readers who want to approach Martial as literature or for details of the Saturnalia or patronage in general. * Classics for All Reviews *