(025279) Fitts, Dudley. Sixty Poems Of Martial In
Translation. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1967. 1st Edition.
Hardcover. 8vo. 127 pages. Fine in Very Good+ DJ. Martial (Marcus Valerius
Martialis) (38-103 AD) was born in a Roman colony in what is now Spain, Martial
went to Rome as a young man. There he associated with such figures as Seneca,
Lucan, and Juvenal and enjoyed the patronage of the emperors Titus and Domitian.
His early poetry, some marred by gross adulation of Titus, was undistinguished.
He is renowned for his 12 books of epigrams (86–102? ), a form he virtually