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Classical Antiquity (2021) 40 (2): 316–342.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Elliott Piros This paper examines representations of money in the epigrams of Martial. I argue that Martial’s poetics are deeply influenced by some of money’s economic functions, even if many of these functions are approached through networks of amicitia . By engaging with the indeterminacy of what...
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Classical Antiquity (2017) 36 (2): 183–235.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Benjamin Harnett The adoption of the codex for literature in the Roman world was one of the most significant developments in the history of the book, yet remains poorly understood. Physical evidence seems to contradict literary evidence from Martial's epigrams. Near-total adoption of the codex...
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Classical Antiquity (2017) 36 (2): 288–316.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Carolyn MacDonald This paper examines the cultural antagonisms of Martial's Apophoreta 170–82, a unique series of epigrammatic gift-tags for artworks to be given away during the Saturnalia. In these poems, I argue, Martial thematizes and enacts Rome's transformative appropriation of cultural...