Category Archives: Martial

Non Omnia Possumus Omnes: Martial 2.86.8

Tonight’s note is half-textual, half-exegetical, on Martial. The PDF is here.

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Seek and Ye Shall Find: Martial 4.59.6

Here’s a conjecture on Martial that has been in my on-line text for ten years. It’s about time I gave the argument for it. There is a sordid confession in footnote 2. The PDF is here.

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It’s Always in the Last Place You Look: Martial 7.17.2

I don’t have much time to write tonight – syllabuses and first-week homework assignments are due right about now – but I don’t want to miss a day, so it’s back to Martial for another tiny bit of Orthographica. The … Continue reading

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Is a Half-Letter Conjecture Possible? Martial 3.46.4

Back to Martial, with an interesting theoretical question, stated in the title. The PDF is here.

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What Kind of Rope Makes the Best Gift? Martial 4.70.1

Turning back to Martial, here is a textual-exegetical note on one of Martial’s best epigrams. The PDF is here.

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One More Letter to Change: Martial 4.52.2

The eighth of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above, is here in PDF form. It explains one of the conjectures published (with a ‘temptavi’) in my 2007 on-line text of Martial IV.

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Looks Good ‘To Me’: Three Notes on Martial 6.63

The seventh of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above, is here in PDF form.

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What is the First Poem in Martial, Book I?

The sixth and longest (so far) of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above, is here in PDF form.

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The Emperor’s Pet Fish: A Conjecture on Martial 4.30.6

I have now uploaded the fourth of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above. The PDF is here. This is the first to explain one of the conjectures on Book IV I uploaded with the text ten years … Continue reading

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Martial’s Gloomy Ethiopian (7.87)

I have just uploaded the third of my Martial papers for August 2017, titled as above. The PDF is here. Not a conjecture this time, but an exegetical footnote.

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More To Be Done Here: Martial (especially 1.79)

Ten years after uploading a virtual edition of Martial IV, with half a dozen original conjectures (link), I have finally found time to continue the task of making an online edition of all of Martial. Books I, II, VII, and … Continue reading

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Martial 8.6.8

I have just written a textual note (half a page – 185 words) on a word in Martial 8.6 – one of his catalogue poems. Here is the link to the PDF. As always, comments will be very much appreciated, … Continue reading

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