A Companion to Catullus / Edition 1

A Companion to Catullus / Edition 1

by Marilyn B. Skinner
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405135336

ISBN-13: 9781405135337

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: Wiley

In this companion, international scholars provide a comprehensive overview that reflects the most recent trends in Catullan studies.

  • Explores the work of Catullus, one of the best Roman ‘lyric poets’
  • Provides discussions about production, genre, style, and reception, as well as interpretive essays on key poems and groups of poems

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Overview

In this companion, international scholars provide a comprehensive overview that reflects the most recent trends in Catullan studies.

  • Explores the work of Catullus, one of the best Roman ‘lyric poets’
  • Provides discussions about production, genre, style, and reception, as well as interpretive essays on key poems and groups of poems
  • Grounds Catullus in the socio-historical world around him
  • Chapters challenge received wisdom, present original readings, and suggest new interpretations of biographical evidence

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405135337
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series, #30
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations x

Acknowledgments xi

Abbreviations xiii

Notes on Contributors xx

1 Introduction 1
Marilyn B. Skinner

Part I The Text and the Collection 11

2 History and Transmission of the Text 13
J. L. Butrica

3 Authorial Arrangement of the Collection: Debate Past and Present 35
Marilyn B. Skinner

Part II Contexts of Production 55

4 The Valerii Catulli of Verona 57
T. P. Wiseman

5 The Contemporary Political Context 72
David Konstan

6 The Intellectual Climate 92
Andrew Feldherr

7 Gender and Masculinity 111
Elizabeth Manwell

Part III Influences 129

8 Catullus and Sappho 131
Ellen Greene

9 Catullus and Callimachus 151
Peter E. Knox

Part IV Stylistics 173

10 Neoteric Poetics 175
W. R. Johnson

11 Elements of Style in Catullus 190
George A. Sheets

12 Catullus and Elite Republican Social Discourse 212
Brian A. Krostenko

Part V Poems and Groups of Poems 233

13 Catullus and the Programmatic Poem: The Origins, Scope, and Utility of a Concept 235
William W. Batstone

14 The Lesbia Poems 254
Julia T. Dyson Hejduk

15 Sexuality and Ritual: Catullus’ Wedding Poems 276
Vassiliki Panoussi

16 Catullan Intertextuality: Apollonius and the Allusive Plot of Catullus 64 293
Jeri Blair DeBrohun

17 Poem 68: Love and Death, and the Gifts of Venus and the Muses 314
Elena Theodorakopoulos

18 Social Commentary and Political Invective 333
W. Jeffrey Tatum

Part VI Reception 355

19 Catullus and Horace 357
Randall L. B. McNeill

20 Catullus and Vergil 377
Christopher Nappa

21 Catullus and Roman Love Elegy 399
Paul Allen Miller

22 Catullus and Martial 418
Sven Lorenz

23 Catullus in the Renaissance 439
Julia Haig Gaisser

24 The Modern Reception of Catullus 461
Brian Arkins

Part VII Pedagogy 479

25 Catullus in the Secondary School Curriculum 481
Ronnie Ancona and Judith P. Hallett

26 Catullus in the College Classroom 503
Daniel H. Garrison

Part VIII Translation 521

27 Translating Catullus 523
Elizabeth Vandiver

Consolidated Bibliography 542

General Index 568

Index Locorum 585

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