Skip to content

Catullus and His World A Reappraisal

Spend $50 to get a free DVD!

ISBN-10: 0521319684

ISBN-13: 9780521319683

Edition: N/A

Authors: T. P. Wiseman

List price: $47.99
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Out of stock
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


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…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $47.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/26/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

A world not ours
Clodia: pleasure and sway
The trial of Marcus Caelius
Catullus in context
'Lesbia Illa'
The unknown Catullus
The afterlife of Lesbia
Index of passages
General index
Plates at end