A Companion to Catullus

A Companion to Catullus

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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 a€˜lyric poetsa€™ 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 evidenceThere is no need then to assume that Manliusa#39; request for the gifts of Venus is a request for Catullus to act as a ... We have established that 68.1a€“40 could be part of a group of poems about friendship and the exchange of poetry between friends , ... I think the apostrophes to the brother are also a way of not playing the game a€“ of signaling the poeta#39;s complete absorption in his grief, and his withdrawal from.

Title:A Companion to Catullus
Author:Marilyn B. Skinner
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-12-23


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