Gaius Valerius Catullus (/kəˈtʌləs/; c. 84 – 54 BC) was a Latin... -

Gaius Valerius Catullus (/kəˈtʌləs/; c. 84 – 54 BC) was a Latin...

wikipedia - 14 Sep 2016
Gaius Valerius Catullus (/kəˈtʌləs/; c. 84 – 54 BC) was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote in the neoteric style of poetry, which is about personal life rather than classical heroes. His surviving works are still read widely, and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art.

The Executor by Blake Morrison – a literary detective story?

Irish Times - 17 Mar 2018
Morrison even invokes Catullus (perhaps an apt model for Pope): “the true poet should be chaste / but his poems need not be”. A misogynistic poem which relates having sex with an under-aged Thai girl is, then, presumably fine. But perhaps Rob is not as ...

'The Party' is not lit

Tufts Daily - 06 Mar 2018
For what it's worth, the cinematography is better than it had to be; shot in sumptuous black and white, “The Party” incorporates unconventional angles and artful close-ups to keep the audience engaged. The big problem with “The Party” is that it just ...

Mixing Up the Paris of the 1920s

Daily Beast - 18 Feb 2018
Say, like Republican Rome under the Consulate of Cicero, where I could sip Falernian wine and listen to Lucretius recite atomic theory hammered into verses of fire or be by turns charmed, beguiled and stricken with pathos by Catullus's matchless lyrics ...

Blowin' In An Augustan Wind

Outlook India - 24 Feb 2018
Here, he marries his academic credentials as someone who knows his Greek and Latin backwards with his deep involvement in Dylan's music for half-a-century—his book is a fan's book to begin with, but also demonstrates the academic ability to prise out ...

The original vagabond

The Telegraph - 22 Feb 2018
An accomplished scholar, Thomas presents a meticulously researched analysis of Dylan's verses, comparing his poetic technique with that of famous poets of the past, be it the theme of yearning borrowed from Catullus or the appropriation of Robert Burns ...

TEDxUVA hosts '5 Seconds of Courage' for 2018 conference

University of Virginia The Cavalier Daily - 26 Feb 2018
He modified the winning speech slightly to engage with the “5 Seconds of Courage” theme and explored the similarities between hip-hop and classical poetry. “It's funny because as humans we enjoy the same sounds,” Messenger said. “Catullus was writing ...

Author Answers Question Of 'Why Bob Dylan Matters' - 23 Feb 2018
As with the love poetry and elegies of the Roman poet Catullus, he said Mr. Dylan is writing at a time of tremendous changes in world power, wrestling with issues of ethnicity as well as the emerging counterculture and the push against it. Working ...

Catullus, Clodia and the pangs of despised love - 04 Feb 2016
Catullus might have gone the way of his contemporaries, such as Cinna, whose lynching is immortalised in Julius Caesar, and whose poems are now dust. Happily, we have Catullus's small, polished oeuvre, varied and ravishing: there are squibs, lambasting ...

Revisiting Catullus, from political battles to Roman contraception

New Statesman - 22 Feb 2016
Daisy Dunn's answer in Catullus's Bedspread, her new “biography” of the 1st-century BC Roman poet, is to marry a breathy, vivid narrative voice with knowledgeable digressions about the peculiarities of Roman life. And so she describes the early days of ...

Weiner Compares Catullus and Eminem in Invited Lecture

Hamilton College News - 03 Mar 2016
Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner presented an invited lecture on Feb. 25 as part of Illinois Wesleyan University's Ides Lecture Series in Greek and Roman Studies. “Every Time I Write A Rhyme, These People Think It's a Crime ...

A comma in Catullus

OUPblog (blog) - 15 Aug 2015
The longest poem by Catullus (c. 84-54 bc) contains an account of the wedding of the Greek hero Peleus to the sea-goddess Thetis – a key event in mythological history, which led to the birth of the greatest Greek warrior, Achilles, and (thanks to the ...

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