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By Gaius Valerius Catullus

Catullus, who lived in the course of one of the most fascinating and tumultuous years of the past due Roman Republic, spent his brief yet excessive existence (?84-54 B.C.E.) in excessive Roman society, rubbing shoulders with numerous cultural and political luminaries, together with Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey. Catullus's poetry is by means of turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; occasionally obscene and regularly clever, it deals us brilliant images of the poet's pals, enemies, and fanatics. The verses to his neighbors are bitchy, humorous, and affectionate; these to his enemies are frequently splendidly nasty. Many poems brilliantly evoke his passionate affair with Lesbia, usually 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 by means of Peter eco-friendly is clean, bawdy, and totally attractive. in contrast to its predecessors, it adheres to the main that the rhythm of a poem, no matter if widespread or no longer, is one of the most vital parts for its complete appreciation. eco-friendly offers an essay at the poet's lifestyles and literary historical past, a old caricature of the politically fraught past due Roman Republic within which Catullus lived, copious notes at the poems, a wide-ranging bibliography for extra interpreting, and a whole glossary.

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