Catullus and His World A Reappraisal
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This book is the first attempt to read the poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus in his own context; to look at the poet and his works against the cultural realities of the first century BC as recent advances in historical research allow us to understand them. Catullus' own social background, the circumstances of the literary life of his time, the true extent of his works and the variety of audiences he addressed - these and other questions are explored by Professor Wiseman with new and startling results. Contemporary high society and politics are illustrated through Clodia and Caelius Rufus, considered not as mere adjuncts to Catullus' story but as significant historical personalities in their…
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/26/1986
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
|A world not ours|
|Clodia: pleasure and sway|
|The trial of Marcus Caelius|
|Catullus in context|
|The unknown Catullus|
|The afterlife of Lesbia|
|Index of passages|
|Plates at end|