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Martial: Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial ) (March 1, 40 AD – between 102 and 104 AD), was a Spanish poet from Hispania (the Iberian Peninsula ) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. He is considered to be the creator of the modern epigram.

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Quote Left Explain it as we may, a martial strain will urge a man into the front rank of battle sooner than an argument, and a fine anthem excite his devotion more certainly than a logical discourse. Quote Right
+Fav | Go to Quote / Comment | Henry Tuckerman |

Quote Left Virtue extends our days he live two lives who relives his past with pleasure. Quote Right
+Fav | Go to Quote / Comment | Marcus Valerius Martialis |

Quote Left There is no glory in otustripping donkeys. Quote Right
+Fav | Go to Quote / Comment | Marcus Valerius Martialis |

Quote Left Let the martial songs be written, let the dirges disappear. Let a race of men now rise and take control! Quote Right
+Fav | Go to Quote / Comment | Margaret Abigail Walker |

Quote Left The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way. Quote Right
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