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By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Catullus, who lived in the course of probably the most attention-grabbing and tumultuous years of the overdue Roman Republic, spent his brief yet severe existence (?84-54 B.C.E.) in excessive Roman society, rubbing shoulders with a number of cultural and political luminaries, together with Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey. Catullus's poetry is through turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; occasionally obscene and regularly clever, it deals us brilliant images of the poet's acquaintances, enemies, and enthusiasts. The verses to his acquaintances are bitchy, humorous, and affectionate; these to his enemies are usually splendidly nasty. Many poems brilliantly evoke his passionate affair with Lesbia, frequently pointed out as Clodia Metelli, a femme fatale ten years his senior and the shrewdpermanent, adulterous spouse of an smug aristocrat. Cicero later claimed she poisoned her husband.

This new bilingual translation of Catullus's surviving poems through Peter eco-friendly is clean, bawdy, and completely enticing. not like its predecessors, it adheres to the primary that the rhythm of a poem, no matter if commonly used or now not, is one of the most important parts for its complete appreciation. eco-friendly offers an essay at the poet's lifestyles and literary heritage, a old cartoon of the politically fraught past due Roman Republic during which Catullus lived, copious notes at the poems, a wide-ranging bibliography for additional studying, and a whole glossary.

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