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.

From Catullus to Dylan Thomas: the top 10 elegies

The Guardian - 18 Jul 2018
This famous Latin poem was written in original “elegiac couplets” by the Roman poet Catullus for his brother, who died far away from Rome. Tragically aware it is addressing “silent ash”, the poem ends ave atque vale, “hail and farewell”. Carson ...

Strange tales: English elms and Roman vines

The Drinks Business - 18 Jul 2018
References to vine training and elm trees picks up hugely in Roman writings, through the agricultural treatises of Cato to Varro and poems of Catullus. Columella's De Re Rustica absolutely advocates the use of the Atinian elm as the best prop for ...

Salutatorian Katherine Lim translates computer code and Catullus

Princeton University - 24 May 2018
Katherine Lim is not one to shy away from complexity, whether she's translating a classical Latin text into English or comparing how multiple cores perform within a computer chip. At Princeton's Commencement on Tuesday, June 5, Lim will receive a B.S.E ...

Great Lake: Italy's Lake Garda

Jewish Chronicle - 15 Jul 2018
The poet Catullus had a family home in the Sirmione area, so historically this site has been associated with him, and known as the Grotte di Catullo, or caves of Catullus. For a more active option, there are miles of safe pathways around the lake to ...

World Poetry Day: Catullus

The Student - 21 Mar 2018
Whenever Catullus is discussed, Poem 85 and Poem 16 are often the first to be mentioned. The former is well known for powerfully encapsulating the entirety of the human experience of emotion in two lines, or even in three words: Odi et amo, or “I hate ...

There's now a 'Call Me By Your Name'-themed tour in Italy - 21 Jun 2018
“We follow their story to Catullus' Caves in Sirmione on Lake Garda, Verona, and finally Bergamo, where Elio and Oliver exchange their kiss on a crazy summer evening.” The tour package costs from €2,000. Fans of the big screen can also explore other ...

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 ...

Concerts – June 21, 2018

The570 - 21 Jun 2018
Catullus, Friday, June 22. Professor Louie & the Crowmatix with MiZ, Saturday, June 23. The Quebe Sisters, Friday, Aug. 17. Big D and the Kids Table, Pietasters and Hub City Stompers, Saturday, Sept. 15. Young n Dead featuring Young at Heart ...

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 ...

Leontia Flynn: Serious about the butts of her jokes

Irish Times - 18 Nov 2017
In the same vein, Flynn continues to translate Catullus scabrously, exhilaratingly. Catullus 8 becomes Give it up, Moron while her version of Catullus 28, Government Servants, salutes her subjects, “with your dinky backpacks, / cohorts of bullshit, at ...

The Erotic Bard of Ancient Rome

New Republic - 11 Jul 2016
“This bedspread, / Embroidered with the shapes of men / Who lived long ago, unveils the virtue of heroes / Through the miracle of art.” These lines, from a mini-epic by the Roman poet Catullus, speak of a coverlet given to Thetis, mother of Achilles ...

The Afterlife of Empire

The New Yorker - 04 Dec 2017
is simple: not at all the life you had before. You study Latin, Catullus poems daily, one in which he calls his penis sparrow (or sparrow penis), a finger held to the tiny beak. And where is afterlife? In these vocatives? The wild declensions refuse to ...

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