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The Poems By Gaius Valerius Catullus

The Poems
by Gaius Valerius Catullus

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Complete edition of the Latin poet Catullus, comprising the Latin text plus facing translation of 116 poems, dealing with basic human emotions of love and hate (including the poems to his lover Lesbia) and ranging across genres - lyric metre, romantic legend, and epigram.
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The Poems by Gaius Valerius Catullus

Of all Greek and Latin Poets, Catullus (c 84-54 BC) is perhaps one of the most accessible to the modern reader. His personal poetry, dealing with the basic human emotions of love and hate, continues to exert an appeal, particularly the well-known poems to his lover Lesbia. The 116 poems collected here show his abilities in three distinct genres. The short poems reveal his facility with lyric metres; the long ones, all describing mythological weddings, show how he can deal with themes from romantic legend; and in the epigrams, his use of invective enables him to attack his contemporaries viciously and to be blatantly obscene, yet to command respect from his public then and now. In this complete edition of Catullus' poems, the editor provides a Latin text together with a facing translation.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: the text; the collection; Catullus the epigammatist; Catullus' life and poetry; the translation. Latin text and English verse translation. Appendices: differences from Mynor's Oxford text; the metres of Catullus.

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The Poems by Gaius Valerius Catullus
Gaius Valerius Catullus
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