Part Two of a series of awesome people Ben thinks are especially awesome
#2 Marcus Valerius Martialis 
Why he is so awesome: Martial is my favorite latin author ever. He basically invented and mastered the modern epigram which is, in and of itself a tricky kind of poem to master. Not only was he really technically talented he was also really funny. It is not necessarily easy to create really funny comedy that can last for several hundred years and still be funny. He was also an all-around accomplished poet which, y’know, makes him even cooler

Part Two of a series of awesome people Ben thinks are especially awesome

#2 Marcus Valerius Martialis 

Why he is so awesome: Martial is my favorite latin author ever. He basically invented and mastered the modern epigram which is, in and of itself a tricky kind of poem to master. Not only was he really technically talented he was also really funny. It is not necessarily easy to create really funny comedy that can last for several hundred years and still be funny. He was also an all-around accomplished poet which, y’know, makes him even cooler


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