The Poems of Catullus

The Poems of Catullus

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Of all Greek and Latin poets Catullus is perhaps the most accessible to the modern reader. Dealing candidly with the basic human emotions of love and hate, his virile, personal tone exerts a powerful appeal on all kinds of readers. The 116 poems collected in this new translation include the famous Lesbia poems and display the full range of Catullus's mastery of

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Of all Greek and Latin poets Catullus is perhaps the most accessible to the modern reader. Dealing candidly with the basic human emotions of love and hate, his virile, personal tone exerts a powerful appeal on all kinds of readers. The 116 poems collected in this new translation include the famous Lesbia poems and display the full range of Catullus's mastery of lyric meter, mythological themes, and epigrammatic invective and wit.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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ISBN-13:
9780199537570
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
01/15/2009
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
374,294
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Poems of Catullus 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
From the little research that I ahve done it seems that this tranalation does not do Catullus justice. The scatalogical language is watered down. Otherwise the other poems esp. the ones about his sorrow about his dead brother are very touching. There is a trend to be overly curious about the biography which of course has nothing to do with the 'work' and whether you like it or not.