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Excerpt from Selected Epigrams of Martial: Edited With Introduction, Notes, and AppendicesThe Romanising of Gaul and Spain was followed among other results by a large influx into Rome from those provinces, of literary talent, and, in some cases,MoreExcerpt from Selected Epigrams of Martial: Edited With Introduction, Notes, and AppendicesThe Romanising of Gaul and Spain was followed among other results by a large influx into Rome from those provinces, of literary talent, and, in some cases, genius. Spain in particular during the latter half of the first century after Christ, was represented at Rome by a number of literary men of various excellence. Of some of these the works remain, those of others have perished. Some of them, like Martials friend Canius, sported in light effusions not intended to live, others, such as Seneca, Lucan, Quintilian, produced work which the world uses still. Some of them were mere amateurs, or at least, imitators who followed in the wake of other writers, while others made themselves acknowledged as masters in the branches of literature to which they devoted themselves. To the latter class belongs M. Valerius Martialis. Of the early years of this poets life, before he came to Rome, we know next to nothing - only his birth-place, and (probably) the names of his parents.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.