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Martial Epigrams

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Department
Classics
Course
CLA233H1
Professor
Erik Gunderson
Semester
Winter

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Rods & axes J symbols of office Apulias story of where heroes come from is from institutions like the funeral N Produce national spirit N Spur virtue on N Special kind of show When people talk of plays N Think Romans just copy Greek plays N They can when they want to talk about Rome N Using Greek plays is a way to have Deniability o z} L]oo}o]ZZ}KL}oKZ]} oo}L]} LZ][Z Greek play not Roman Will go so far as to build fake lakes to stage battles for plays We are really fascinated with gladiators Seneca says J A certain kind of person gets a certain kind of thing from gladiator shows (spectacles) N You say something about who you are by having consumed the medium Deceptions N Before the play begins o Soldier tricks odl woman and obducts other woman N Before but also in the play o P
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