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Reading Skoptic Epigram

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter outlines a reading strategy for skoptic epigram. It presents some general problems in the interpretation of humorous literature, and shows how these are exacerbated in the case of ... More


Political Epigram? Loukillios and Nero

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the textual relationship constructed in the extant epigrams between Loukillios and Nero. Like the preceding chapter, it points out the endemic shortcomings of skoptic epigram as ... More


Ammianos

GIDEON NISBET

in Greek Epigram in the Roman Empire: Martial's Forgotten Rivals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199263370
eISBN:
9780191718366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263370.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Puns and plays on words typify Ammianos' epigrams, some of which intervene satirically in the civic politics of 2nd-century Smyrna. The Anthology preserves intact pairs of linked poems which indicate ... More


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