Item description for Reading Catullus (Greece and Rome Live) by John Godwin...
Erotic, scatologically disgusting, sublimely beautiful: the poems of Catullus continue to fascinate students and critics alike, wielding their wicked Epicurean influence over new generations. Reading Catullus introduces the general reader to the infamous poet in all his many guises, pairing the cultural background of Catullus' poetic production with a representative selection of translated extracts from his works---accompanied by a timeline, guide to further reading, and a full bibliography. This accessible volume, ideal for the general reader or beginning student of Roman poetry, considers the coherence and rationale of the poet's collection as a whole, from the world of epic heroic poetry to the dirt of the ancient Roman streets.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.35" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2008
Publisher Bristol Phoenix Press, Univ of Exeter
ISBN 1904675646 ISBN13 9781904675648