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Martial, Epigrams, 10.5


nanON A SLANDEROUS POET: Whoever, despising the matron and the noble, whom he ought to respect, has injured them with impious verse; may he wander through town after town, an outcast on bridge and hill, and lowest among craving mendicants, may he entreat for mouthfuls of the spoilt bread reserved for the dogs. May December be dreary to him, and the dripping winter and close cell prolong the cheerless cold. May he call those blessed, and pronounce them happy, who are borne past him upon the funeral bier. And when the thread of his last hour is spun, and the day of death, which has seemed too slow, has arrived, may he hear around him the howling of dogs for his body, and have to drive off the birds of prey by shaking his rags. Nor may the punishment of the abject wretch end with his death; but, sometimes lashed with the thongs of the severe Aeacus, sometimes burdened with the mountain-stone of unresting Sisyphus, sometimes thirsting amid the waters of the babbling old Tantalus, may he exhaust all the fabled torments of the poets; and when the Furies shall have compelled him to confess the truth, may he exclaim, betrayed by his conscience, "I wrote those verses.


Intertexts (texts cited often on the same page as the searched text):

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1. Vergil, Georgics, 3.3-3.8 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)

3.3. You, woods and waves Lycaean. All themes beside 3.4. Which else had charmed the vacant mind with song 3.5. Are now waxed common. of harsh Eurystheus who 3.6. The story knows not, or that praiseless king 3.7. Busiris, and his altars? or by whom 3.8. Hath not the tale been told of Hylas young
2. Martial, Epigrams, 1.2, 1.70, 1.117, 2.14, 3.47, 5.22, 7.31, 8.61, 9.18, 9.59, 10.1-10.2, 10.4.10, 10.20, 11.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Martial, Epigrams, 1.2, 1.70, 1.117, 2.14, 3.47, 5.22, 7.31, 8.61, 9.18, 9.59, 10.1-10.2, 10.4.10, 10.5, 10.20, 11.3 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)



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absence of interaction König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
agrippa, baths of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
aqua virgo Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
baths of agrippa Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
baths of titus Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
fama König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
games, as recreation Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
hecatostylon Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
hills of rome Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
horace König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
isis, temple of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
janiculum hill Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
light, of rome Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
literary interactions, synchronic König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
martial, and tacitus König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
ovid König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
parallelism König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
porta capena Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
portico europae Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
regime-straddling König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
saepta iulia Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
survival König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
tacitus, agricola König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
tacitus König and Whitton, Roman Literature under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian: Literary Interactions, AD 96–138 (2018) 77
temple of, isis Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
titus, baths of Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66
topography of rome, from martial' Jenkyns, God, Space, and City in the Roman Imagination (2013) 66