In this installment, we’re excited to share some new translations from the Latin—a series of epigrams by Martial translated by George Held. We hope you’ll appreciate the trip to ancient times, the authors’ daring language, as well as these witty English renditions.
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—Claudia Serea and Loren Kleinman