The Poems of Catullus

Paperback | November 9, 2008

EditorCatullusbyGuy Lee

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Of all the classical poets Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84-54 BC) is the most accessible to the modern reader. Presented alongside the original Latin text, this new translation reflects Catullus' mastery of poetic forms as diverse as the lyric, the inventive epigram, and the romantic legend,and shows his passionate, and sometimes dedicated to his lover Lesbia. This edition also includes a introduction to the poet's life and work, and full explanatory notes.

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Of all the classical poets Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84-54 BC) is the most accessible to the modern reader. Presented alongside the original Latin text, this new translation reflects Catullus' mastery of poetic forms as diverse as the lyric, the inventive epigram, and the romantic legend,and shows his passionate, and sometimes dedica...

Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca. 84 BC ca. 54 BC) was one of the most influential Roman poets of the 1st century BC. His work is still widely studied, and his perennial influence continues to be seen in poetry and other forms of art. Guy Lee is a Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.61 inPublished:November 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199537577

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'the work of a consummate Latinist ... with a desire to communicate something of the elegance and verbal flair of his original, a matter close to L.'s heart as the crisp introduction makes plain ... a very persuasive book'Roland Mayer, King's College, London, The Classical Review, Vol. XLIII, No. 2, 1993