Bassa's Borborysms: on Martial and Catullus

@article{Watson2003BassasBO,
  title={Bassa's Borborysms: on Martial and Catullus},
  author={Lindsay C. Watson},
  journal={Antichthon},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={1 - 12}
}
Martial on a number of occasions declares himself the literary inheritor of Catullus, and repeatedly evinces that indebtedness by unmistakable echoes and adaptations of his Republican predecessor. But the Catullan legacy in Martial has not fared well at the hands of scholars. Many of the passages pertinent to the topic are industriously assembled in the secondary literature. But that literature is (it must be said) seriously deficient. Ferguson's 1963 article ‘Catullus and Martial’ is… 
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