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A Commentary on the Prose Preface and Epigrams 1-20 of Martial Book 12

CARSON, KEIRAN,DESMOND (2018) A Commentary on the Prose Preface and Epigrams 1-20 of Martial Book 12. Doctoral thesis, Durham University.

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This PhD thesis provides a commentary for the prefatory epistle and the opening twenty epigrams of Martial Book 12. The texts will be analysed through an interpretative method and focus will be placed upon intra- and intertextual references in order to orientate the work within the broader framework of Ancient literature. Beyond the concentration upon literary allusions, attention will be paid to metrical and philological concerns in order to distinguish Martial’s particular techniques and innovations from conventional or generic usages. Each text will be accompanied with a translation and an introductory essay, which will focus upon the structure, style and content of the text, in order to provide a clear and unambiguous interpretation for each work. A supplementary thematic essay will also be supplied, when it is necessary to pursue particular points that cannot be catered for in the lemmatised entries or the initial essay on the content and structure of each text.

Item Type:Thesis (Doctoral)
Award:Doctor of Philosophy
Keywords:Martial, Epigrams, Commentary
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Classics and Ancient History, Department of
Thesis Date:2018
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:27 Mar 2018 11:27

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