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Sunday, November 4th – 2:00-3:45 PM
Art Beck reads from Martial: Mea Roma
A Meditative Sampling from M. Valerius Martialis

1st Century A.D. Roman Poet

This ‘sampling’ from the work of 2nd century AD Roman poet Martialis covers some of the usual suspects, epigrams, verse tags, scurrilous and otherwise, but it also includes a number of poems from the Liber Spectaculorum, the Book of Spectacles, devoted to poems on the Games at the Colosseum and, often, in praise of Caesar. Martial’s themes can make the modern reader very uncomfortable, as well as make them laugh, even 2,000 years after his death.

Neeli Cherkovski and Paul Fericano will participate with Art as interlocutors and poets.

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