The Poems of Catullus by Catullus
(Oxford World's Classics)

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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.

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Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca. 84 BC ca. 54 BC) was one of the most influential Roman poets of the 1st century BC. His work is still widely studied, and his perennial influence continues to be seen in poetry and other forms of art. Guy Lee is a Fellow at St John's College, Cambridge.
Published January 15, 2009 by Oxford University Press. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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