What is Martial?


Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial) (March 1, 40 AD – between 102 and 104 AD), was a Latin 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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Troy Dorsey - Martial Arts Honors
... round 1990 Tae Kwon Do Times names Troy Dorsey Fighter of the Year 1991 Inducted into World Martial Arts Hall Of Fame 1996 Inducted into World Karate Union Hall Of Fame 1997 Inducted into Texas Martial Arts ...
Sport In Ireland - Other Sports - Martial Arts
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Huo Yuanjia
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Kyushindo - Philosophy
... Kyushindo was the central statement for Abbe's personal approach to martial arts ... within Kyushindo which should be reflected in the Martial arts and in his outside life ... people have very naturally assumed Kyushindo to be a theory of martial discipline but in fact martial discipline is only one application of Kyushindo ...
Martial - Reception
... The works of Martial became highly valued on their discovery by the Renaissance, whose writers often saw them as sharing an eye for the urban vices of their own times ...

More definitions of "Martial":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the armed forces.
    Example: "Martial law"
  • (adj): Suggesting war or military life.
    Synonyms: warlike
  • (noun): Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC).

Famous quotes containing the word martial:

    As yet her conduct has been great both as a free and as a martial nation. We hope it will continue so, and finally baffle all her enemies, who are in fact the enemies of human nature.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    Lie lightly on her, turf and dew:
    She put so little weight on you.
    —Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104)

    The country in the town. [Rus in urbe.]
    —Marcus Valerius Martial (c. 40–104)