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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-11-30
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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In this book, a sequel to Traditions and Contexts in the Poetry of Horace (Cambridge University Press, 2002), ten leading Latin scholars provide specially commissioned in-depth discussions of the poetry of Catullus, one of ancient Rome's most favourite and best loved poets. Some chapters focus on the collection as a whole and the interrelationship of various poems; others deal with intertextuality and translation and Catullus' response to his Greek predecessors, both classical and Hellenistic. Two of the key subjects are the communication of desire and the presentation of the real world. Some chapters provide analyses of individual poems, others discuss how Catullus' poetry was read by Virgil and Ovid. A wide variety of critical approaches is on offer, and in the Epilogue the editors provide a provocative survey of the issues raised by the volume.

Table of Contents

Callimachus in Verona: Catullus and Alexandrian poetry
Representation and the materiality of the book in Catullus's polymetrics
Booking lovers: desire and design in Catullus
Catullus and the Garland of Meleager
Poem 45: the wooing of Acme and Septimius
A covering letter: poem 65
Three problems in poem 66
Putting on the yoke of necessity: myth, intertextuality and moral agency in poem 68
Virgil's Catullan plots
Catullan contexts in Ovid's Metamorphoses
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