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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): 288–316.
Published: 01 October 2017
..., the epigrams in fact describe miniatures changing hands at a banquet. Martial thus tropes a second Roman practice of appropriation, namely the widespread consumption of transmedial miniature copies (Section 2). Third and finally, the epigrams dramatize the vulnerability of plundered objects by reevaluating...