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.

Why Dylan Matters: Richard F. Thomas looks for poetic links

The Australian - 19 Jan 2018
Comparing Dylan's ''I was all right 'til I fell in love with you'' from Time Out of Mind with Catullus's ''Now she doesn't want you. You should be the same'' is a stretch. Dylan isn't exactly a forthcoming interviewee on such questions. To ''Do you ...

Groton Board of Education to vote on new high school courses - 21 Jan 2018
Latin Poetry would include texts from Ovid, Catullus, Vergil and Horace, while Latin Prose would cover works by Caesar, Cicero, Livy and Apuleius. Photography teacher Christina Scala would like to add Photography III based on student interest and need ...

Actor and director Julian Sands at Kino Teatr with drama and poetry

Hastings and St. Leonards Observer - 02 Jan 2018
In agreeing to write the preface l also agreed to do a series of readings at the House where Keats died as well as in the cemetery where they are both buried, and then l was asked to play Piero De Medici in a Netflix Series filmed in Rome through the ...

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 ...

Römer nutzten Kondome aus Schweineblasen

Hannoversche Allgemeine - 07 Jan 2018
Als historischen Beleg dafür las Hagemann mehrere Gedichte von Catullus vor, der 80 bis 50 Jahre vor Christus Satiren, schöne Liebesgedichte, aber, so Hagemann, auch „richtig deftigen Schweinkram“ geschrieben hat. Die Historikerin Karola Hagemann liest ...

Leontia Flynn: Serious about the butts of her jokes

Irish Times - 18 Nov 2017
Leontia Flynn's new, fourth collection The Radio (Cape, £10) is agonised, gabby, curt, meditative, cruel (and self-lacerating, too), smart and smarting, funny and, when she tells them, serious about the butts of her jokes. Here is the parody of a ...

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 ...

Camping It Up in Ancient Rome: A Queer Take on Catullus 16

Huffington Post - 11 Mar 2013
These folks don't take kindly to my claim that Catullus, more than simply being ironic, is a kind of proto-queer figure. Others insist that I cannot use the 20th-century term “camp” to describe a type of poetry and a social milieu found in ancient Rome ...

Stanley Johnson: am I cooler than Boris now?

The Times - 30 Dec 2017
So will 2018 see Johnson quoting Catullus on Celebrity Big Brother, say? He did a nifty handstand when he appeared on Good Morning Britain – maybe Strictly beckons? “No, no, no. I'm an environmentalist,” Johnson insists. Let's wait and see. Stanley ...

How Do You Decode a Hapax? (Also, What's a Hapax?)

Atlas Obscura - 07 Sep 2017
An illustration of a scene in Aeschylus' The Persians, which includes the difficult-to-translate word πολεμοφθόροισιν—“polemophthoroisin.” Public Domain. Catullus, a poet who wrote in Latin during the first century B.C., used hapaxes often, “ploxeni ...

The Erotic Bard of Ancient Rome

New Republic - 11 Jul 2016
The lure of these dark arts is strong for any scholar who approaches Catullus; the voice and emotional candor of this twenty-something writer—he died at age 30—are as alive as anything from ancient Rome. I vividly recall my first encounter, more than ...

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