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Catullus. Tibullus. Pervigilium Veneris (Loeb Classical Library)

Catullus. Tibullus. Pervigilium Veneris (Loeb Classical Library)
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Description: Catullus (Gaius Valerius, 84–54 BCE), of Verona, went early to Rome, where he associated not only with other literary men from Cisalpine Gaul but also with Cicero and Hortensius. His surviving poems consist of nearly sixty short lyrics, eight longer poems in various metres, and almost fifty epigrams. All exemplify a strict technique of studied composition inherited from early Greek lyric and the poets of Alexandria. In his work we can trace his unhappy love for a woman he calls Lesbia; the death of his brother; his visits to Bithynia; and his emotional friendships and enmities at Rome. For consummate poetic artistry coupled wi ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harvard University Press
Release date: 1 July 1989
ISBN-10 : 0674990072 | ISBN-13: 9780674990074
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