Catullus (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, May 6, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
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Catullus is one of the liveliest and most appealing Roman poets. His emotion, charm, and apparent spontaneity resonate with readers as strongly today as in antiquity. This sophisticated literary and historical introduction brings Catullus to life for the modern reader and presents his poetry in all its variety of emotions, subjects, and styles.
  • Places Catullus in a social, historical, and literary context
  • Examines Catallus's style and subjects, and provides a literary introduction to his major themes of love, social life, and politics
  • Discusses the reception of the poems by translators and interpreters
  

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Contents

Preface
ix
1 Introduction The Young Poet in Rome
1
2 Poetry Books
22
3 The Catullan Persona
45
4 What Makes It Poetry
72
5 Poetic Architecture
100
6 Songs for Mixed Voices Allusions Intertexts and Translations
133
7 Receiving Catullus 1 From Antiquity through the Sixteenth Century
166
8 Receiving Catullus 2 England and America
194
Appendix 1 Catullus Meters
222
Appendix 2 Glossary of Metrical and Rhetorical Terms
223
Bibliography
225
General Index
235
Index of Catullus Poems
242
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About the author (2009)

Julia Haig Gaisser is Eugenia Chase Guild Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, and a past president of the American Philological Association. She is the author of Catullus and His Renaissance Readers (1993), Pierio Valeriano on the Ill Fortune of Learned Men: A Renaissance Humanist and His World (1999), and The Fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass: A Study in Transmission and Reception (2008), and the editor of Catullus in English (2001), and Catullus (2007).

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