Lindsay Watson has recently retired as Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Sydney. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His major publications are Arae. The Curse Poetry of Antiquity (1991), A Commentary On Horace's Epodes (2003) and (with Patricia Watson) Martial: Select Epigrams (Cambridge, 2003). He is presently engaged on a brief monograph on Martial, co-authored with Patricia Watson. Patricia Watson is an honorary associate of the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney, where she was Senior Lecturer in Latin prior to her retirement. She is the author of a monograph, Ancient Stepmothers: Myth, Misogyny and Reality (1995), as well as numerous articles on Roman poetry. This is her second volume for the Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics series, the first being a commentary on selected epigrams of Martial in 2003.
Introduction; Text; Commentary.