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.

Food by the Book: Rome serves as backdrop

Theadanews - 20 Sep 2017
But the works of Catullus, Lucretius and Vergil tie the ancient past to the present, ultimately parsing new insights on life, aging, parenting, and love for both Patty and her readers. Patty attended the Paedeia Institute in Rome where the American ...

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

Atlas Obscura - 07 Sep 2017
In a 1955 lecture, philologist Joshua Whatmough suggested that the poet Catullus inserted them to draw attention to a specific moment, just as poet Ezra Pound would do centuries later. Others hold that authors do not pay attention to the frequency of ...

Virgil's 'The Aeneid' still looks strikingly contemporary

Washington Post - 13 Sep 2017
After a childhood spent in provincial Mantua, he was educated in Milan and Naples, as we would now call them, and finally arrived in Rome around the time Lucretius brought out his cosmological masterwork, “On the Nature of Things,” and Catullus ...

Weekend Warrior, September 15 - 17

The Deli Magazine National (blog) - 15 Sep 2017
The Grape Room (105 Grape St.) FRI Cain Kerner, Kid The Great, Scottie Kash, Joji Ruffin, Hollywood Kane. Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave.) FRI Catullus, SAT Splintered Sunlight, SUN Mach22. Everybody Hits (529 W. Girard Ave.) SAT Computer ...

Dick Gregory used humor to defuse tensions in '65 protest

The San Luis Obispo Tribune - 29 Aug 2017
I just heard on the radio that Dick Gregory died. He was one of my heroes. On June 12, 1965, I took part in a civil rights demonstration in Chicago, protesting the inequitable distribution of the city's public education funds. Many of the participants ...

10 don't-miss classical concerts in the Twin Cities and beyond

Minneapolis Star Tribune - 15 Sep 2017
Twin Cities choir the Singers pays tribute to Argento with a performance of “I Hate and I Love,” his choral cycle based on poems by Catullus. In a program bursting with enterprise, Matthew Culloton conducts Irving Fine's “The Hour Glass,” Britten's ...

How many more warrior women are missing from the history books?

The Guardian - 18 Sep 2017
Quite what these professors thought was going on between the sheets of Catullus and Lesbia, or Propertius and Cynthia, is one of the great mysteries of classical scholarship. Perhaps the thinking was that some dreadful women could do such things, but ...

How Gossip Girl changed the way we talk about television

New Statesman - 22 Feb 2016
If you watched Gossip Girl from 2007-2012, then you'll know it was The Greatest Show of Our Time. Silly, ridiculous, insider-y, and deeply New York, Gossip Girl was a show that lived and died on its in jokes. For so many of the show's viewers, talking ...

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 ...

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 ...

Weiner Compares Catullus and Eminem in Invited Lecture

Hamilton College News - 03 Mar 2016
“Every Time I Write A Rhyme, These People Think It's a Crime: Transgressive Poetics and Self-Representation in Catullus and Eminem” examined Eminem's song “Criminal” (2000, The Marshall Mathers LP, Track 18) alongside the insult poetry of Catullus, ...

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 ...

CHRIS KRAUS with Jarrett Earnest

Brooklyn Rail - 07 Sep 2017
Kathy ghosted Catullus in several books—but she wasn't the only one to discover him! He'd been newly translated in the late-1960s, and his explicit, direct, first-person poetry was read pretty widely. Likewise, her use of phenomenology—she got it ...

A bit of ancient poetry for Valentine's Day - 14 Feb 2017
My caveat is that I recognize Gaius Valerius Catullus is not a bestseller (how many poets are?) and most people won't read him, as he wrote, in Latin. He lived in the first century before Christ and was a true romantic. I admit to carrying snippets of ...

Beep Beep: An Interview with Brandon Brown

Hyperallergic - 10 Dec 2016
Brown's books include The Good Life (Big Lucks: 2016), Top 40 (Roof: 2014), Flowering Mall (Roof: 2012), The Poems of Gaius Valerius Catullus (Krupskaya: 2011), and The Persians by Aeschylus (Displaced Press: 2011). His work has appeared in Fanzine, ...

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